nForce 650i SLI Shoot-Out: MSI P6N SLI vs Abit Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI

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CINEBENCH 9.5 and Futuremark 3DMark06 CPU

CINEBENCH R9.5 Performance Tests
3D Modeling & Rendering Tests

The CINEBENCH R9.5 benchmark is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test, based on the commercially available Cinema 4D application. This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The time it took each test system to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below (listed in seconds).

In the CINEBENCH testing, the two boards performed exactly the same -- 1:02 for single-thread and 0:33 for multi-thread.

Futuremark 3DMark05 - CPU Test
Simulated DirectX Gaming Performance

3DMark05's built-in CPU test is a multi-threaded "gaming related" DirectX metric that's useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems. This test consists of two different 3D scenes that are generated with a software renderer, which is dependent on the host CPU's performance. This means that the calculations normally reserved for your 3D accelerator are instead sent to the central processor. The number of frames generated per second in each test is used to determine the final score.

Once again, the competition is close -- close enough to basically call this one a tie.

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