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Written by Bruce Normann - Edited by Olin Coles   
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P DDR2 P45 Motherboard
Gigabyte P45 Features
GA-EP45-UD3P Specifications
Closer Look: GA-EP45-UD3P
EP45-UD3P Detailed Features
EP45-UD3P Component Layout
GA-EP45-UD3P BIOS
Motherboard Testing Methodology
3DMark06 Benchmarks
PCMark05 Benchmarks
CINEBENCH R10 Benchmarks
Crysis Benchmark Results
Lightsmark 2008 Benchmarks
Power Consumption
P45 Final Thoughts
GA-EP45-UD3P Conclusion

CINEBENCH Release 10 Tests

MAXON CINEBENCH is based on MAXON's award-winning animation software, CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. The test procedure consists of two main components: The first two test sequences are dedicated to the computer's main processor and memory, using a 3D scene file to render a photo-realistic image. The scene makes use of various CPU-intensive features such as reflection, ambient occlusion, area lights and procedural shaders. The predefined benchmark included with the software reports the rendering scores for both a single core (1 CPU) and for all cores (X CPUs).

The third test measures graphics card performance and is run inside the 3D editor window. The project file used can test all graphics cards that support the OpenGL standard. In this scene, only the camera was animated. This scene places medium to low demands on graphics cards and tests the maximum speed with which the scene can be properly displayed.

GA-EP45-UD3P_CinebenchR10.jpg

Here we start to see some gaps open up between the systems. For the rendering portion of the tests, the two 3.6GHz configurations are neck and neck; actually the P35 system pulls ahead by the narrowest of margins. I averaged the results of 5 runs in each case, because there was some variation from run to run. Honestly, the difference between them is probably within the range of experimental error. The ability to run the Intel E7300 easily at 3.8GHz with the GA-EP45-UD3P did show up clearly with all of the tests within this suite.

In the OpenGL test, the GA-EP45-UD3P finally gained a measurable advantage in an apples-to-apples comparison at 3.6GHz processor speed. A 2% improvement may not be enough to convince anyone to pay extra for a P45, but it is a real and consistent improvement. Of course, the 3.8GHz test gives a nearly 10% improvement, and that's why you buy the latest board, with the latest BIOS, that allows you to get the most from your other components.

Let's look now at one of the most demanding benchmark application, a program that stresses all elements of the system: Crysis.



 

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# comentarioalcides 2010-09-16 23:06
es realmente espectacular , quiero armar otra pc no se si poner la misma placa, la p45 o de la nueva generacion i5 , quiero su opinion,.
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# comentarioalcides 2010-09-16 23:13
Estoy usando la placa es GA- P45 - EP45 UD3PDDR2 y realmente espectacular Con sitema Operativo Windows 7 final, quiero Armar Otra maquina y de no se si USAR La Misma placa o Las Nuevas I5 Su opinión quiero , gracias.
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