Asus P4G8X Motherboard

The Asus P4G8X Motherboard - Page 3

The Asus P4G8X Deluxe Motherboard
Intel E7205 - Granite Bay Infused Horsepower

By, Dave Altavilla
December 18, 2002

Performance Comparisons with XMPEG - Divx 5.02 Conversion
Video Conversion Performance

If there is one test that truly exercises overall system bandwidth, it would have to be a Divx conversion with XMPEG.  Here we've taken a 20MB MPEG 2 file and converted it to Divx format with an installed Divx 5.02 CODEC.



Once again we have an almost identical outcome as we saw in the Winstone tests.  The two E7205 Granite Bay boards are in a photo-finish tie and the i845PE and i850E fell behind from as much as 5 to 10%.

Performance Comparisons with 3DMark 2001SE
A very Mad Onion

MadOnion's 3DMark 2001SE is up next and it too likes it's healthy share of memory bandwidth but not at the expense of overall CPU performance.  We thought we're in for more of the same here as well.

               1024X768 - 32 Bit Color


The additional memory bandwidth and 8X AGP speeds of the P4G8X, as well as the MSI board, give the board a healthy lead over it's single channel DDR and RDRAM driven 4X AGP counterparts.

Quake 3 Arena Time Demo Benchmark
Old, crusty but still relevant

We set up our Quake 3 Time Demo run at the "Normal" setting with low 640X480 resolution.  This will help to isolate the CPU and showcase overall System Bandwidth as well.

               640X480 - 16 Color and Textures

Surprisingly, there is actually a small advantage in favor of the Asus P4G8X here, where in our previous tests, the two Granite Bay boards were scoring identically.  The Asus P4G8X only leads the MSI board by 5 fps or less than 2% but the difference was there.  We'll chalk this up to Asus' aggressive CPU timings that we spoke of earlier.

 Unreal Tournament 2003 and the rating



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