EPoX EP-5LDA+GLI 945P Motherboard

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UT2004 & Doom 3 Low-Quality Testing

Next we delved into the gaming side of things a bit and performed some low-resolution benchmarking with Epic's Unreal Tournament 2004.  We specifically used a "Low-Quality" game setting with UT2004 which allows us to isolate CPU and memory performance with little burden on the graphics subsystem.

Benchmarks with UT2004
DirectX 8 Gaming Performance

We saw more of the same trend with the UT2004 low-res test, with the EPoX EP-5LDA+GLI coming in a mere 1.5FPS over the Abit AL8 comparison system.

Benchmarks with Doom 3
OpenGL Gaming Performance

For our next game test, we benchmarked all of the test systems using a custom multi-player Doom 3 timedemo. We cranked the resolution down to 640 x 480, and configured the game to run at its "Low-Quality" graphics setting. Although Doom 3 typically taxes today's high-end GPUs, when it's configured at these minimal settings it's more CPU / Memory-bound than anything else...

We continued to see the EP-5LDA+GLI maintain a slight lead over the Abit AL8, albeit by less than 1 FPS.

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