Gigabyte GA-G1975X G1-Turbo Motherboard
Next up was Kribibench, a 3D rendering benchmark produced by the folks at Adept Development. Kribibench is an SSE aware software renderer. A 3D model is rendered and animated by the host CPU, and the average frame rate is reported. We used two of the included models with this benchmark: a "Sponge Explode" model consisting of over 19.2 million polygons and a gargantuan "Ultra" model that is comprised of over 16 billion polys...
Both of the Kribibench model render tests were easily "won" by the G1975x. In general, it seems as if the Intel boards were performing a shade better than nVidia's, as both nForce 4 boards consistently put up frame rates behind not only the newer i975X, but the older 955x as well. While the differences in frame rates are quite small, the performance delta came out to a respectable 3% for the G1975X.