ASRock 890GX Extreme3
Integrated Graphics Performance
Futuremark's 3DMark06 is a means of testing a system's capability as a gaming machine. It has aged a little, however remains to be an excellent benchmark for all round 3D testing.
Here, the Asus board falls behind slightly over the 890GX Extreme3, though not on a noticeable level.
Flash HD - Youtube.com
Watching Flash based High Definition video is often more tasking on a system than you'd be led to believe. Without Flash Player 10.1 which enables GPU acceleration, many systems would have otherwise grinded to a halt. Let's see how our test setup performs here.
Thankfully we are happy to report that your £500+ machine will have no trouble at playing videos on youtube...
Microsoft's HD Suite contains a variety of 720p and 1080p video clips. We selected one 1080p Video Clip and gauged performance on the basis of CPU utilisation and fluidity.
Likewise, the playback of 1080p is unlikely to be of any hassle for the integrated Radeon HD 4290 graphics module.
Left 4 Dead is a very popular hit and as such was a game that we wanted to throw at our modest integrated GPU. Let's see how well it performs.
Playable L4D at 1440x900 on an integrated graphics card? We are certainly not complaining...