NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI for AMD Round Up: GIGABYTE, MSI and ASUS
World Bench 5.0: 3ds Max & WME 9/Mozilla MT
Up next, we have performance results of WB 5.0's 3ds Max (Direct 3D) test. A number of different 3D objects are rendered and animated in this test, and the entire time needed to complete the tasks is then recorded. As is the case with all of the individual Worldbench tests, a lower score here indicates better performance.
Once again, the MSI K9N Diamond was the top performer, completing the test 4 seconds faster than the GA-M59SLI-S5 and 7 seconds faster than the M2N32 WS Pro.
In our next test, which is also part of the Worldbench 5.0 suite, a video is encoded using Windows Media Encoder, while an instance of the Mozilla browser is running and navigating through various cached HTML pages. Because the system is multi-tasking with two different applications, this test is more taxing of the system and its dual core processor.
Both the MSI and GIGABYTE test beds were very close, with the MSI K9N Diamond taking the pole position. The ASUS M2N32 WS Pro trailed the two by no less than 10 seconds overall, a difference of 2.3%