2. A Closer Look
3. Test System - Configuration
7. Aquamark - 3DMark01
8. Half Life 2
9. Doom 3
11. Need For Speed - Most Wanted
12. Performance Test v5.0
13. PCMark04 - 05
14. Software CD - Fox LiveUpdate
15. FOX ONE
16. Bios - Page 1
17. Bios - Page 2
CodeCreatures is a synthetic 3D benchmark that is a good reference for VGA performance comparison. This is a high-end 3D benchmark that also requires DirectX 8 hardware, making a good tool for measuring the potential of DirectX 8 game performance.
The Codecreatures benchmark is written with Microsoft's DirectX 8.1 API and incorporates the use of Vertex and PixelShaders popular on next generation 3D accelerators.
The benchmark plays a photo-realistic nature scene and calculates the performance of the graphics adapter by measuring the fps that it can display at 1024x768, 1280x1024 and 1600x1200 resolutions.
No actual difference between the two motherboards, almost the same framerates and overall score.
The codecreatures number is the resulting score of the total benchmarking process and is basically the geometric mean of the three frame rates multiplied by 100.