Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 - The Overclockers Dream - Game Benchmarking Begins

Article Index
Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 - The Overclockers Dream
Board Layout - Up Close
Board Features and Specs
An Overclocking Friendly BIOS
Overclocking the DQ6
Synthetic and Real-World Benchmarks
Game Benchmarking Begins
Wrapping Things Up - Conclusion

Game Benchmarks:

We used several of today's popular games to gauge gaming performance on the Gigabyte 965P-DQ6.  Some games we compared to the 965P Neo-F, while some games were not previously available when we tested the MSI motherboard.  We gather all of our gaming benchmarks using actual gameplay and recording the framerates with FRAPS.  We run through each test a minimum of three times to ensure accuracy and consistency in our gameplay.  The results are below for your viewing pleasure.

Battlefield 2142 Demo
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F.E.A.R.
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G.R.A.W.
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Half-Life 2: Episode 1
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Oblivion
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Overall, the Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 provides a marginally better gaming experience in the performance department.  However, our graphics card really limits us to running at higher resolutions.  Our gaming benchmarks are purposely ran at low resolutions to compare the CPU and motherboard impact on gaming.  Both of these boards score well, although as a rule the DQ6 takes a slight lead overall.

Please check out the last page as we wrap things up.