Asus P5WDG2-WS and P5WD2-E Premium - 975X Motherboard Showcase
3ds Max & WME Standalone
We continued our testing of Asus' 975X Express offerings with a few more tests that are part of the Worldbench 5.0 suite. Up next we have some performance results of WB 5.0's 3Ds Max (Direct 3D) test. A number of different 3D objects are rendered and animated in this test, and the entire time to needed to complete the tasks is recorded. As is the case with all of the individual Worldbench tests, a lower score here indicated better performance.
The Asus P5WD2-E Premium completed Worldbench's 3ds Max test one second faster than the P5WDG2-WS and three seconds faster than Intel's D975XBX. The A8N32-SLI was markedly faster than all of the 975X Express based boards however, thanks to the performance of the Athlon 64 X2 4800+.
For our next test, we moved on to a benchmark based on Windows Media Encoder 9. PC Worldbench 5's Windows Media Encoding test reports encoding times in seconds, and like the tests above and on the previous page, lower times indicate better performance.
Worldbench 5.0's Windows Media Encoder test had the P5WD2-E Premium finishing ahead of the other two Intel powered rigs by a few seconds, but the A8N32-SLI / Athlon 64 X2 4800+ combo was measurably faster than the rest of the pack.