AVA Direct Custom GT3 SFF Gaming System Review

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3DMark Vantage and Crysis


Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
Synthetic DirectX Gaming

3DMark Vantage

The latest version of Futuremark's synthetic 3D gaming benchmark, 3DMark Vantage, is specifically bound to Windows Vista-based systems because it uses some advanced visual technologies that are only available with DirectX 10, which y isn't available on previous versions of Windows.  3DMark Vantage isn't simply a port of 3DMark06 to DirectX 10 though.  With this latest version of the benchmark, Futuremark has incorporated two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, in addition to support for the latest PC hardware.  We tested the AVA Direct GT3 with 3DMark Vantage's Performance preset option.


 The iBuyPower's dual-GPU GeForce GTX 295 and powerful processor propel it way out in front of the other systems in 3DMark Vantage, but the AVS Direct GT3 is about to outperform the Dell XPS 625. 

Left 4 Dead
DirectX Gaming Performance

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead is a co-operative, survival horror, first-person shooter that was developed by Turtle Rock Studios, which was purchased by Valve part-way into development. Like Half Life 2, the game uses the Source engine, however, the visual in L4D are far superior to anything seen in the Half Life universe to date. The game pits four Survivors of an apocalyptic pandemic against hordes of aggressive zombies. We tested the game at three different resolutions with 8x anti-aliasing and 16x anisotropic filtering enabled and all in game graphical options set to their maximum values.

 Left 4 Dead ran very well on the AVA Direct GT3, posting playable framerates at 1920x1200 with high levels of anti-aliasing and anisortropic filtering enabled.


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