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.
On Quake 4 ASUS P5N-E SLI achieved the same performance level of ECS PN2 SLI2+ (nForce 680i), ECS NF650iSLIT-A (nForce 650i) and MSI P35 Neo Combo (Intel P35), while the other motherboards we included in our comparison were faster: Intel D975XBX2 (Intel 975X) was 3.92% faster, MSI P35 Platinum (Intel P35) was 6.38% faster, ASUS P5B (Intel P965) was 6.58% faster and ASUS P5B Premium (Intel P965) was 6.76% faster. For these numbers we compared only the results obtained with the memories running at 800 MHz.