Gigabyte X48-DQ6 Reviewccokeman - February 19, 2008
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3DMark06 is one of the benchmarks that always comes up when a bragging contest is begun. 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
Wow! the X48-DQ6 came out on top in all four resolutions. This was a surprise considering the only hardware change across the board is the motherboard. The difference in scores is amazing, with thie DQ6 never falling below the 10,000 mark threshold at 1920x1200. In the gaming benchmarks, the Gigabyte finished number one in 27 out of 32 gaming benchmarks, a dominating performance.