ECS L337 GANK Domination Z87H3-AX Golden ReviewRHKCommander959 - December 15, 2013
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ECS L337 GANK Domination Z87H3-AX Golden Testing:
3DMark: The just released version of Futuremark's popular 3DMark suite is designed to let a wider range of the user base the ability to make a comparative analysis of the gaming prowess of their systems from entry level PCs to notebooks and Extreme Gaming PCs.
- Default test settings
- Cloud Gate
- First Strike:
- First Strike Extreme:
DiRT 3 is the third iteration of this series. Published and developed by Codemasters, this game uses the EGO 2.0 game engine and was released in the US on PC in May of 2011.
- 8x MSAA
- Ultra Settings
Part first-person shooter, part survival horror, Metro: Last Light is the followup to the extremely popular game Metro 2033. Developed by 4A games and published by Deepsilver, this game uses the 4A game engine. In this game set a year after the missile strike on the Dark Ones you continue on as Artyom as he digs deeper into the bowels of the Metro.
- DirectX 11
- Global settings = Very High
- PhysX = Off
Results are pretty even across the board for all three gaming benchmarks. The bigger differences we saw in synthetic testing hardly translates in the gaming section. The trend of ECS coming in last is continued here — although it does get second a few times. The ECS Z87H3-AX Golden even manages to earn first on Metro: Last Light Overclocked. These results reinforce the idea that gamers don't have to really worry about motherboard choice, performance-wise.