3D Performance: Quake 4
Quake 4 is very heavy game that uses the same engine of Doom 3. We used the id_demo001 available on version 1.2 of Quake 4 to make our benchmarking with this game. We run this demo four times at 1024x768x32 resolution and image quality settings on “low”. The results shown on the chart is an arithmetic average of the collected data. The results are in frames per second. For more information on how to use Quake 4 to benchmark a PC, read our tutorial on this subject.
Of course you cannot play Quake 4 with on-board graphics or even with low-end video cards, but the result achieved by SiS 771 was simply ridiculous, less than two frames per second. Of course you cannot play Quake 4 on Radeon X1100 as well, but this chipset from ATI achieved a 3D performance 450% greater than SiS 771.
When we installed a GeForce 7800 GTX on SiS 771 reference board it didn’t achieve the same performance level of an ASUS M2N32-SLI De Luxe with the same video card installed: this motherboard from ASUS was 10.14% faster.