ASUS M2A-VM Motherboard - AMD 690 Chipset Review :: Gaming on the RADEON 1250

02-28-2007 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

Star Trek Legacy is a space battle game that I have enjoyed since its release late last year. While many have lamented the game's control, once you've gotten used to it, the game is a lot of fun. The X1250 integrated graphics was unable to run this card at playable framerates with anything but low settings turned on. The mouse pointers were sluggish to move in anything but low settings.

The second game I tried out on the integrated graphics is Oblivion. Oblivion is what I would consider the worst-case scenario for an integrated graphics chipset as it requires a meaty graphics card to run. For fun, I started off the settings at 1280x1024 with Very High settings. The game ran in single digit framerates throughout, completely unplayable at those settings. Turning down the system settings to medium, I was able to play Oblivion with the RADEON 1250 at 1024x768 resolutions fairly comfortably.

Counterstrike Source is still one of the more popular FPS games on the market almost 3 years after its initial release. Thousands of gamers are online at any given time playing the game. I enjoy Zombie Mod and Gun Game mods in the game and play whenever I get the chance. High settings with 1024x768 resolutions were fully playable with the game but raising the resolution or adding FSAA caused the game to be unplayable.