Now we'll move on to the more exciting
benchmark, 3D Gaming performance. We
used the latest versions of Commanche 4 and Quake 3 Arena.
Quake 3 may be a little outdated, but still gives a good
idea of memory bandwidth performance in a system. All
tests were run at default and overclocked settings.
Quake 3 and Comanche 4
OpenGL and Direct 3D Gaming
Here the edge
goes to the Chaintech, but not by much. With numbers
this high we're only seeing about a 2% lead by the Chaintech
at the DDR364 setting. For users deciding if now is a good
time to go with an AMD platform, we can see these numbers
competing with some of the best Pentium 4 has to offer.
RAMBUS scores are over 270 fps, but with better memory
installed, we could probably reach those levels.
testing crowns a new leader, the Leadtek. These are
very respectable numbers and are some of the best yet we've
seen from an AMD platform. This is great performance
from a chipset and memory technology that costs
significantly less than any Pentium 4 platform out there.
Let's see how
things hold up with a leading edge gaming engine.
Unreal Tournament 2003 and The Ratings