SPECViewperf mainly gives us an idea of how the graphics
subsystem performs, it is also designed to showcase a
system's bandwidth and over all application performance as
High-End Workstation Performance
Again in this
test we're seeing almost identical scores, but the DFI
LANParty motherboard manages to outscore its counterpart in
every category. While the differences are minor, they
are performance gains nonetheless. The biggest
difference can be seen in the dx-08 set of benchmarks at the
overclocked settings. We're still not ready to declare
a winner or a trend at this point however, since all scores
are probably within a margin of error.
Synthetic CPU, Memory, and HDD Bandwidth
PCMark 2004 is
another synthetic benchmark that utilizes standard desktop
functions like JPEG Decoding, Audio Compression and Text
The HDD and
CPU scores seem to be neck and neck, but its interesting
to see that the DFI LANParty motherboard again manages its
largest lead in the memory performance category.
Perhaps DFI has managed to better utilize or enhance the
memory timings and subsystem on its motherboard compared
to the ABIT motherboard. Regardless of what the real
culprit is, it's obvious that DFI is a better performer
when it comes to the memory subsystem benchmarks.
Enough of the synthetic stuff, let's get down and dirty
with some real 3D Gaming scenarios.
2003, Halo, Aquamark 3 and The Ratings