Shuttle SB95P v2 SFF XPC
High Performance Gaming
For our next game test, we benchmarked both test systems using a custom multiplayer Doom 3 timedemo. We lowered 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's more CPU and Memory-bound than anything else.
Our low resolution Doom 3 testing resembled the previous gaming benchmarks. Without trying to sound redundant, we've got the Shuttle SB95P trailing the Epox 5LWA+ by just over 6 frames per second. These differences amount to approximately 4-5% performance lost by the SFF PC. We're still impressed, however, to be getting this kind of performance from one of these little boxes, and decided to turn up the heat in our final test.
In this final test, we took the Shuttle SB95P with an Asus Extreme AX800XL installed in it, and tried to simulate typical gaming setups. We ran though resolutions from 1024X768 to 1600X1200, with 4x AA and 8x Anisotropic Filtering enabled in the game engine. Again, this was the very same setup we used in our stability and burn-in tests; we've only changed the resolutions and graphic settings to put more of the hurt on the video card.
As you can see, the frame rates scaled well all the way up to and including 1600x1200, where we were still able to get over 45 fps. If there has been any doubt as to whether or not the SB95P is equipped for high performance LAN gaming, then these results should lay those fears to rest.