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 but it isn’t supported by Radeon Xpress 1100.
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 ECS RS485M-M achieved using a real video card installed.
You can check the results of our benchmarking below. All the listed video cards were installed on ECS RS485M-M.
On 3DMark05 the on-board video provided by Radeon Xpress 1100 was again beaten by the two low-end PCI Express video cards we installed: GeForce 6200 TC (64 MB, 64-bit) was 73.95% faster and GeForce 6200 (128 MB, 128-bit) was 145.02% faster than the on-board video of the reviewed motherboard.
When we installed a GeForce 7800 GTX on the reviewed card, it achieved the same performance level of an ASUS M2N32-SLI De Luxe with the same video card installed.