HH Test System and PCMark Vantage Results
Due to the fact that we wanted to test the overall system and gaming performance of the MG-630I-7159 with its onboard GeForce 7150 graphics and with a dedicated video card (the 8800 GT listed in the test system specs above), you will see three sets of numbers in all of our graphs: one set is the XFX MG-630I-7159 using its onboard graphics, one set is the XFX MG-630I-7159 with the 8800 GT installed, and the final set is our comparison board, the Abit nForce 650i SLI board with the 8800 GT.
Abit Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI
GeForce 8800 GT 512
2048MB Corsair DDR2-800 C4
Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit)
NVIDIA Forceware v169.25
We ran our test motherboards through PCMark Vantage, Futuremark’s latest system performance metric built especially for Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage runs through a host of different usage scenarios to simulate different types of workloads, including High Definition TV and movie playback and manipulation, gaming, image editing and manipulation, music compression, communications, and productivity. Most of the tests are multi-threaded as well, so the tests can exploit the additional resources offered by multi-core CPUs.
As you can see above, the MG-630I-7159's performance is very similar to the Abit 650i when both boards utilize the 8800 GT. As expected, though, the Gaming and Memories scores are negatively impacted by the use of the MG-630I-7159's onboard graphics.