Asus P5Q Deluxe Reviewccokeman -
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3DMark06 is one of those benchmarks that always comes up when a bragging contest breaks out. 3DMark06 presents a severe test for many of today's hardware components. Let's see how this setup fares. The settings we will use are listed below.
- SM2.0 Graphics Tests: GT1- Return to Proxycon, GT2- Firefly Forest
- CPU Tests: Cpu1- Red Valley, CPU2- Red Valley
- HDR/SM3.0 Graphics Tests: HDR1- Canyon Flight, HDR2- Deep Freeze
The P5Q Deluxe outperforms the X48-based board in all four resolutions. The performance difference increases as the resolution rises. At 1024x768, the difference is only 45 marks but moves to 133 by the time 1920x1200 is reached. In the gaming benchmarks, the P45-based P5Q Deluxe had a better showing than in the scientific benchmarks, taking 20 out of 32 tests run. If the tests where its performance is equal to the X48-based board are tallied, the total rises to 23 out of 32 tests.