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ABIT IS7-G/IS7 - Game & 3D tests

Game tests

In the BIOS section we mentioned ABIT's "Game Accelerator" function, working a bit like Intel's PAT. By activating this function the Chipset will optimise it's timings for maximum performance. The effect of this in FPS has of course been reviewed. After we were done with our normal benchmarking we went back into BIOS and activated the "F1" setting. Even the IC7-G has this ability so of course we tested this board as well.

Quake3 v1.32 Demo Four
1024x786x32bit Max Q, Högre värde är bättre
ABIT IS7-G "F1 enabled"
  351
 
ABIT IS7 "F1 enabled"
  350
 
ABIT IC7-G "F1 Enabled"
  340
 
ABIT IC7-G
  332
 
DFI Pro875 Lanparty
  330
 
ABIT IS7-G
  328
 
ABIT IS7
  328
 
  0 80 160 240 320 400

We usually begin with Quake 3 so why not today? With the standard settings the Canterwood-boards perform slightly better than the IS7-boards, which in itself is not anything surprising. Things started to change when we activated the "F1" though. Both IS7-boards sprint past the Canterwood-boards, and even after activating the "F1" on the Canterwoods the IS7-boards keep a slight lead over the Canterwoods.

UT2003 Demo v2206
1024x768x32bit, Flyby
ABIT IS7-G "F1 enabled"
  225
 
ABIT IS7 "F1 enabled"
  225
 
ABIT IC7-G "F1 Enabled"
  223
 
ABIT IC7-G
  219
 
DFI Pro875 Lanparty
  219
 
ABIT IS7-G
  217
 
ABIT IS7
  216
 
  0 56 112 168 224 280


Everything seems to be about the same in UT2003. Canterwood wins with standard-settings, but the Springdales wins with the "F1" activated.

UT2003 Demo v2206
1024x768x32bit Botmatch
ABIT IS7-G "F1 enabled"
  83
 
ABIT IS7 "F1 enabled"
  83
 
ABIT IC7-G "F1 Enabled"
  82.28
 
ABIT IC7-G
  80.1
 
DFI Pro875 Lanparty
  79.9
 
ABIT IS7-G
  79
 
ABIT IS7
  79
 
  0 20 40 60 80 100


Demo

Comanche 4 Demo Benchmark
1024x768x32bit
ABIT IS7-G "F1 enabled"
  58.9
 
ABIT IS7 "F1 enabled"
  58.9
 
ABIT IC7-G "F1 Enabled"
  57.28
 
ABIT IS7-G
  56.7
 
ABIT IS7
  56.7
 
DFI Pro875 Lanparty
  56.2
 
ABIT IC7-G
  56.1
 
  0 14 28 42 56 70

Things definitely looks dark for the Canterwoods in the Comanche 4 test, as the Springdale-boards are even faster using standard settings. It is not all that much faster though, at least not compared to the IC7-G. For the DFI-board is looks darker though.

3dMark 2001 SE Build 330
1024x768x32bit
ABIT IS7-G "F1 enabled"
  17221
 
ABIT IS7 "F1 enabled"
  17219
 
ABIT IC7-G "F1 Enabled"
  16830
 
ABIT IC7-G
  16503
 
DFI Pro875 Lanparty
  16493
 
ABIT IS7
  16267
 
ABIT IS7-G
  16256
 
  0 4000 8000 12000 16000 20000

In 3DMark 2001, things start to look like normal again. The Canterwoods wins with the standard settings, yet still the Springdales manages to reach the finish line first when the "F1" is activated. It's a total mystery how the technicians at ABIT has been able to get this much out of the Springdale-chipset, but we can do nothing but be impressed. On the paper the springdale is to be slower than the Canterwood, but this apparently show how little Intel's press-releases really tell us about the performance in reality. We'll end the 3D-testing with SPECViewperf 7.1.

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