ECS KA1-MVP Extreme Motherboard Review :: Performance Charts

03-22-2006 · Category: Motherboards

By Tulatin

Strangely enough, Crossfire seems to be a technology which stays far from its own until resolutions and refinements are truly ramped up, at which point the added benefit of having a pair of VPUs working together makes itself known. What gamers do need to know however is that this strange behavior is by no work of ECS themselves, but rather the nature of the beast to which they subscribe.


Standard Test System

  • AMD Athlon 64 4000+
  • 1GB Crucial Ballistix DDR400 memory
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs in RAID 0 mode
  • XFX 6800GT Running 81.98 Forceware
  • Windows XP with SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c

Test Software

  • Aquamark 3
  • HL2
  • Sysmark 2004
  • PCMark04
  • PCMark04 Memory
  • Sisoft Sandra 2005 Memory Test
  • Doom3
  • 3DMark05
  • 3DMark03

Crossfire Test Setup

  • ATI X1800XT Crossfire Edition video card running Catalyst 6.2s
  • ASUS X1800XT TOP Card
  • 1GB DDR400
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs
  • Windows XP with SP2
  • DirectX 9.0c
  • A8R-MVP

Crossfire Test Software

  • Doom3 32-bit Max Settings 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200 no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF
  • COD2 32-bit Max Settings 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200 no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF
  • Quake4 32-bit HQ settings 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200 no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF
  • Far Cry 32-bit max settings 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200 no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF
  • F.E.A.R. 32-bit Max settings 1024x768, 1280x960,1600x1200 no AA no AF, 4x AA 16x AF
  • 3DMark05
  • 3DMark03
  • 3DMark06 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600x1200

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