Gigabyte GA-G1975X G1-Turbo Motherboard
Low-Res Gaming Framerates
To start our in-game testing, we did some low-resolution benchmarking with Unreal Tournament 2004. When testing with Unreal Tournament 2004, we use a specific set of game engine initialization settings that ensure all of the systems are being benchmarked with the exact same in-game settings and graphical options. In the following two game tests, we used "Low-Quality" graphical settings and low screen resolutions which isolates CPU and memory performance.
One of the closest groupings so far, the low-quality Unreal Tournament 2004 tests have very similar frame-rates for all of the boards. Gigabyte's G1975X does manage to make some separation, however, finishing with the top score of 139.26 frames per second.
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 too is more CPU and memory-bound than anything else.
Doom 3 frame rates were also close, with both of Gigabyte's recent entries vying for the top spot on the charts. But, in the end, the G1975X stood alone pushing out a nausea-inducing 174.2 fps. It's almost a full frame faster than the GA-8N-SLI, and 3-4 frames per second faster than the P5WD2 and MSI P4N Diamond.