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 SiS 771 and Radeon Xpress 1100 don’t support it.
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 SiS 771 reference board achieved using a real video card installed.
You can check the results of our benchmarking below. All the listed video cards were installed on SiS 771 reference board.
On 3DMark05 the on-board video provided by Radeon Xpress 1100 was also almost two times faster than the on-board video provided by SiS 771. SiS 771 was once again smoked by the two low-end PCI Express video cards we installed: GeForce 6200 TC (64 MB, 64-bit) was 273.21% faster and GeForce 6200 (128 MB, 128-bit) was 352.34% faster than the on-board video produced by SiS 771.
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.