Foxconn 945P7AA-8EKRS2 & Gigabyte 8I945P-G

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Performance Tests with Cinebench 2003 and 3DMark05

The Cinebench 2003 benchmark is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on the commercially available Cinema 4D application.  This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The time it took each test system to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below (listed in seconds). 

Cinebench 2003 Performance Tests
3D Modeling & Rendering Tests

When assessing single-threaded testing, the Athlon 3200+ test bed managed to beat the faster Pentium 820 D platforms.  This lead was short lived once we weigh in with multi-threaded testing, as the Athlon 3200+ is not capable of completing that task.  Here we see all three 945 based systems running closely in both single and multi-threaded testing, with the Gigabyte GA-8I945P-G having a fractional advantage in both tests.  Note how the benefits of dual-cores helps to virtually halve the time it takes to complete the testing sequence.

Futuremark 3DMark05 - CPU Test
Simulated DirectX Gaming Performance

With 3DMark05's CPU module, all three 945 based test beds were close in performance, with the Intel D945GTPLR delivering the highest results.  The Gigabyte board came is second positions with the Foxconn a close third.  As 3DMark05's CPU module has some multi-threaded software characteristics, the Athlon 3200+ was over 1100 points slower on average, unable to complete all of tasks the Pentium 820 D could.

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