|id Software, in conjunction with developer Raven, recently released the latest addition to the wildly popular Quake franchise, Quake 4. Quake 4 is based upon an updated and slightly modified version of the Doom 3 engine, and as such performance characteristics between the two titles are very similar. Like Doom 3, Quake 4 is also an OpenGL game that uses extremely high-detailed textures and a ton of dynamic lighting and shadows, but unlike Doom3, Quake 4 features some outdoor environments as well. We ran this these Quake 4 benchmarks using a custom demo with the game set to its "Medium-Quality" mode, at resolutions of 1024 x 768 and 1280 x 1024 without anti-aliasing enabled and then again with 4X AA and 8X aniso enabled simultaneously.
Quake 4 proved to be a real challenge for the GF 6150 IGP, even though we benchmarked the game at its medium quality settings. When benchmarked with a discreet video card, and compared to the ASUS A8N Deluxe, the Foxconn WinFast 6150K8MA-8EKRS produces some good results which are almost on par Asus' offering.
At a resolution of 1280x1024, all you're going to get is a slide show when using the on-board video. With these settings and a 6600GT though, Foxconn's baby is able to keep in step with ASUS's A8N Deluxe. After our benchmarking, we were fairly impressed with how well the Foxconn board performed. Though the on-board video may not be powerful enough to deliver a smooth gaming experience with today's games, we're sure most older games and less graphically intense titles should run fairly well.