Gigabyte EP45-DS3P (P45) DDR2 Motherboard
Synthetic 3D & Rendering Results
Cinebench 10 is a benchmarking tool based on the powerful 3D software Cinema 4D. The suite uses complex renders to guage the performance of the entire PC system in both single-core and multi-core modes. Testing was performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest results being omitted and an average created from the remaining 3 results.
3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's. All 3DMark runs were performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 results. Also included are the CrossfireX results to give an indication of how 8x PCIe lanes perform.
Mirroring the CPU benchmarks, Cinebench showed a chink in the Gigabyte's armour. Despite all the boards being run at the same clock speed, the EP45-DS3P fell short of the pack. The Gigabyte was also the lowest out of the bunch, albeit to a lesser extent, in the 3D Mark tests - most likely a result of its ability to utilise the clockspeed of the Q6600.
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