Gigabyte GA-G1975X G1-Turbo Motherboard

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Low-Res Gaming Framerates

Unreal Tournament 2004
DirectX 8 Gaming Performance

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.  

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 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.


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