3D Performance: Quake 4
We upgraded Quake 4 to version 1.3 and ran its multiplayer demo id_demo001 at 1024x768x32 with image quality settings configured at “low” four times. The first result was always discarded, and from the other three values, we discarded the highest and the lowest score, i.e., we used the middle value for our comparison. You can see the results below.
As we explained on the second page we had to set manually the external bus clock rate as this motherboard comes factory-overclocked and because of this you may find higher results for this motherboard on other reviewing websites. We don’t think comparing an overclocked motherboard with non-overclocked motherboards to be fair.
On Quake 4 with our memories set at 800 MHz Abit IP35 Pro achieved the same performance level as ECS P35T-A, Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R, ASUS P5B Premium Vista Edition (Intel P965), ASUS P5B (Intel P965) and MSI P35 Platinum, being 3.14% faster than Intel D975XBX2 (Intel 975X), 4.20% faster than ECS PN2 SLI2+ (nForce 680i), 6.05% faster than ECS NF650iSLIT-A (nForce 650i), 6.14% faster than MSI P35 Neo Combo (Intel P35) and 7.19% faster than ASUS P5N-E SLI (nForce 650i).
When we set our memories to run at 1,066 MHz we saw a 5.82% performance increase on Quake 4.
Comparing all motherboards with their memories running at 1,066 MHz, Abit IP35 Pro achieved the same performance level as ASUS P5B (Intel P965), ASUS P5B Premium Vista Edition (Intel P965) and MSI P35 Platinum, being 3.67% faster than Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R and 6.65% faster than ECS PN2 SLI2+ (nForce 680i).