EPoX 8K9A2+ Gamers Review - FutureMark's 3DMark Benchmarks

Article Index
EPoX 8K9A2+ Gamers Review
Board Info and Features
BIOS Features and Overclocking
SiSoft Sandra and PCMark Tests
OpenGL Gaming Benchmarks
FutureMark's 3DMark Benchmarks
DirectX Gaming Benchmarks
UT2003 Benchmarks
Final Thoughts and Conlusion

* * * All overclocked results on all benchmarks are at 190x11 on the CPU. The GPU remains at stock speeds at all times.
First, we look at the aging 3DMark 2001. Many of todays games are still based in DirectX 7 tech, so I thought this definately had a fit in a gamers review. At 1024x768 the default score is 12,662, and overclocking adds 18% performance at reaches an amazing 15,028. At 1280x1024 default score is 11,447 and overclocked it scores 12,729 an extra 11%.
One of the more controversial benchmarks around has got to be 3DMark03. Regardless of the controversy, it shows that faster systems score higher - and really isn't that the purpose of a benchmark? So here it goes. . . Running the default benchmark yields some decent scores: 4509 @ 1024x768, and 3565 @ 1280x1024. Overclocking doesn't result in that big of a boost. It only gets an extra 10%. Clearly this is more taxing on the GPU. Regardless, running 560MHz above stock speeds does help.
Now that we've got these out of the way, let check out the rest of the DirectX benchmarks!