Intel DH55TC Motherboard - Core i5 661 CPU Review :: Intel Integrated Graphics Performance

01-03-2010 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

Intel DH55TC Motherboard - Core i5 661 CPU Review GPUZ

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Intel's integrated graphics chip supports DirectX 10 features so it would be kind of useless to test DirectX 11 games like Dirt2 or DirectX 10.1 games like Tom Clancy's HAWX. To test performance of the integrated GMA HD graphics I used Crysis, Left 4 Dead 2, and Unreal Tournament 3 to represent typical games people can play today. The frame rate even at 1024x768 was unplayable on Crysis and marginally playable in UT3. Left4 Dead was playable on the integrated graphics.


Test System

  • Intel Core i5 661 CPU running at 3.33GHz
  • 4GB Kingston KHX1600 DDR3 1600MHz memory running at 1333MHz
  • Intel GMA HD running at 900MHz using latest drivers from Intel
  • Intel High Definition Audio
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs in RAID 0 mode
  • Thermaltake SpinQ LGA-1156 CPU cooler
  • LG 16X DVD-RW
  • Thermaltake 1000W PSU
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Tests

  • Crysis 1024x768 no AA no AF Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Left 4 Dead 2 1024X768 no AA no AF Custom FRAPS walkthrough
  • Unreal Tournament 3 1024x768 no AA no AF
  • 3DMark Vantage
  • 3DMark06