ASUS M2NPV-VM Motherboard Review :: ASUS M2NPV-VM Usage

02-02-2007 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

I generally like to put the integrated graphics to the test by using the board with the 5000+ test CPU in a few modern games like Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Quake4 and FEAR. This gives a good luck at performance at modern games. While there are newer games out there, the combination of the three games should give a good look at the performance.

The first game I tried was the expansion pack to Oblivion, Oblivion: Knights of the Nine. The game was virtually unplayable at any resolution with maximum settings. Lowering my sights to the game to medium settings allowed me to play the game at the 800x600 resolution, which isn't bad, as the game is very graphically demanding.

First Encounter Assault Recon was released in 2005 to much acclaim as one of the best looking games on the market. FEAR was playable at 800x600 as well with medium settings on the integrated video. The default setting performance is 4 FPS at 1024x768 with maximum settings except Soft Shadows, totally unplayable at those settings.