3D Performance: 3DMark05
We again followed the same methodology described previously, but now running 3DMark05. This program measures 3D performance by simulating DirectX 9.0c games, i.e., using Shader 3.0. This programming model is used by the latest games and supported by GeForce 6100-405 and GeForce 7025-630a, but it isn’t supported by Radeon Xpress 1100 nor by AMD 690G.
It isn’t fair to use this program to evaluate 3D performance of motherboards with on-board video, as they achieve a very low score on this program. We ran it anyway, basically to see the performance achieved by ECS AMD690GM-M2 using a real video card installed and also to compare it to other motherboards with on-board video.
You can check the results of our benchmarking below. All the listed video cards were installed on ECS AMD690GM-M2.
Here ECS AMD690GM-M2 achieved the same performance level of MSI K9AGM2 (AMD 690G), being 30.20% faster than Foxconn A690GM2MA (AMD 690G), 38.49% faster than Abit AN-M2 (GeForce 7025), 58.48% faster than ECS GeForce6100SM-M and 110.47% faster than ECS RS485M-M (ATI Radeon Xpress 1100).
On this program our GeForce 6200 with 64-bit memory interface and TurboCache technology was only 18% faster than ECS AMD690GM-M2. This is impressive. GeForce 6200 with 128-bit memory interface was 43% faster, though.
When we installed our overclocked GeForce 8800 GTS on the reviewed board it achieved the same performance level of ASUS M2N32-SLI De Luxe, what is great.