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Mad Onion's 3D Mark 2000
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The AK73 Pro scored 6963 with the Absolute MM GTS card. Both boards are again using identical setups. Let's all repeat it: 4-way interleaving good! no 4-way interleaving bad! You can download 3D Mark 2000 here. At 1.2 GHz and with DDR the AD11 scores 8486. The extra 300 MHz would have made the comparison between the KTa and AD11 very interesting

Quake 3 Arena

FIC AD11
640 x 480
800 x 600
1280 x 1024
Fastest
162.9
155.1
128.0
Normal
149.2
147.8
110.1
High Quality
148.4
139.2
64.1

 

Tyan KT-A
640 x 480
800 x 600
1280 x 1024
Fastest
151.7
142.3
121.0
Normal
137.6
134.4
106.0
High Quality
135.3
126.0
63.2

 

AK73 Pro
640 x 480
800 x 600
1280 x 1024
Fastest
121.3
118.1
96.3
Normal
114.2
112.4
95.1
High Quality
113.3
103.4
62.2

 

I think this shows that the Absolute MultiMedia GTS is fill rate limited. Look at the high resolution "High Quality" scores to see what I mean. Those scores are within 2 points at 1280 x 1024. That is why I picked that resolution in the first place. But there is no comparison in the resolutions that most gamers would use. The Trinity KTa scores are pushing the results that I got with the FIC AD11 at 1.2 GHz and with DDR memory and simply destroying the results with the AK73. This benchmark shows clearly not only how memory dependent a game like Quake III Arena is, but also how much BIOS optimizations can affect gaming performance. I am really starting to wonder why every board manufacturer is not including 4-way interleaving in their BIOS setup area.

 





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