Next up, we ran the Kribibench 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: an "Exploded Sponge" model consisting of over 19.2 million polygons and a gargantuan "Ultra" model that is comprised of over 16 billion polys...
There were no major performance variations to speak of with regard to either of the KribiBench rendering tests we ran. Technically, the MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum pulled off the best score of the three mobos we're looking at here in the Sponge Explode test, and the Abit board took the pole position when testing with the Ultra model, but the performance deltas were miniscule, and fall well within the margin of error in this test.