10. Doom 3
2. The mainboard - Packaging
3. NVidia's Scalable Link Interface
4. Test System - Configuration
8. Aquamark/3DMark 2001
9. Half Life 2
10. Doom 3
12. Thief 3
13. Colin McRae 2005
14. Ground Control II
15. Performance Test v5.0
17. Bundled Software
18. AIBooster - Overclocking
A massive demonic invasion has overwhelmed the Union Aerospace Corporations’ (UAC) Mars Research Facility leaving only chaos and horror in its wake. As one of the few survivors, you struggle with shock and fear as you fight your way to Hell and back, in an epic clash against pure evil.
Activision made it's miracle again with Doom 3 which is said to be the best-looking game ever, thanks to the brand-new OpenGL graphics engine used to generate its convincingly lifelike, densely atmospheric, and surprisingly expansive environments. If you are a fan of the previous Doom games then you will get many flashbacks with this revision, since you will find re-imagined versions of almost every monster from both Doom and Doom II.
To measure performance on the game we used the timedemo demo1 command from the console (Alt+Ctrl+~).
Enabling the high quality setting and executing the timedemo demo1 command twice for each resolution, we witnessed the following:
First, without the Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic Filtering settings enabled, we got the following results:
In all cases, the Intel combination seems to perform better, but you should not forget that the difference in frame rates is in the main due to the Extreme Edition CPU. In fact, with such a powerful CPU, we were expecting to see better performance. In this regard, the A8N-SLI Premium turns out to be a very powerful motherboard, more so than the P5ND2.
Same story here. Again the frame rates give an advantage to the Intel based system, but the differences should have been even larger. This means that the A8N-SLI Premium should perform extremely well with an equivalent CPU to the Intel Extreme Edition.