Albatron PX865PE-PROII

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Page 12 - Unreal 2003 Performance

imageview.php?image=100Unreal 2003The Unreal Tournament 2003 benchmark is much more modern than Quake III, this is not the Unreal 2003 performance test as used by some other websites, contrary to that, it's based on the demo.

Since the Unreal Tournament 2003 demo is finally out, and available for a free download. You can get it at just about any file download site (link). Be prepared to download 100MB of data though. 

One nice little addition to UT2003 demo is that it has a built-in benchmark utility.  You can find the benchmark in the system subdirectory for the game after it installs.  The file is appropriately named 'benchmark.exe'.  Run this file, select the resolution you want to benchmark, and it will go through 4 different demos, 2 are "flyby" and 2 are "botmatch" demos.  The flyby demos give you an idea of how high frame rates would be without bots, while the botmatch demos give you an idea of what kind of fps you can expect while actually playing the game. The benchmark actually leverages more cpu and graphics intensive technologies that the engine is capable of.

Unreal Tournament 2003 640x480 800x600 1024x768 1280x1024 1600x1200Athlon XP 3000+ @ KX4008x 199 197 190 156 107ASUS A7N8X @ 3200+ 229 227 210 155 108Albatron 865PE Pro 2 2400 174 143 102 70Albatron 865PE Pro 2 2800 220 204 158 106

The outcome here shows that the PX865PE PROII is an excellent performer. Now, the big difference between the 2.4 and 2.8 GHz configurations on this mainboard is fourfold.

1) 533 opposed to 800 MHz FSB
2) DRR333 Dual Channel compared to DDR400 Dual Channel.
3) 400 MHz CPU difference
4) PEM optimization activated.

These four factors make the big difference. More on that in the conclusion thoug.


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