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Written by Mathew Williams   
Monday, 23 February 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
ASUS P5Q3 LGA775 Intel P45 ATX Motherboard
ASUS P5Q3 Features
ASUS P5Q3 Specifications
Closer Look: ASUS P5Q3
ASUS P5Q3 Detailed Features
Motherboard Testing Methodology
3DMark06 Benchmarks
PCMark05 Benchmarks
SiSoft Sandra
Lavalys EVEREST
Crysis Benchmark Results
World in Conflict Benchmarks
ASUS P5Q3 Power Consumption
ASUS P5Q3 Final Thoughts
ASUS P5Q3 Conclusion

3DMark06 Benchmark Results

3DMark is a computer benchmark by Futuremark (formerly named Mad Onion) to determine the DirectX 9 performance of 3D game performance with graphics cards. 3DMark06 uses advanced real-time 3D game workloads to measure PC performance using a suite of DirectX 9 3D graphics tests, CPU tests, and 3D feature tests.

3DMark06 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, SM2.0 graphics tests, AI and physics driven single and multiple cores or processor CPU tests and a collection of comprehensive feature tests to reliably measure next generation gaming performance today. Some enthusiasts may note that Benchmark Reviews does not include CPU-bound tests in our benchmark battery, and that only graphic-bound tests are included.

Here at Benchmark Reviews, we believe that synthetic benchmark tools are just as valuable as video games, but only so long as you're comparing apples to apples. Since the same test is applied in the same controlled method with each test run, I believe 3DMark is a very reliable tool for comparing graphic cards against one-another.

More visitors to Benchmark Reviews operate at 1280x1024 resolution than any other, as it represents the native resolution of 19" LCD monitors. Using this resolution as a starting point, the maximum settings were applied to 3dMark06 which for these tests include 8x Anti-Aliasing and 16x Anisotropic Filtering. Low-resolution testing allows the graphics processor to plateau maximum output performance, which thereby shifts demand onto the system components to keep up. At the lower resolutions 3DMark will reflect the GPU's top-end speed in the composite score, indicating full-throttle performance with little load. This makes for a less GPU-dependant test environment, and is helpful in measuring the maximum output performance in the test results.

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In this first test, 3DMark06 is set to its default settings. Within a certain margin of error, this allows our results to be compared to countless other systems out there. Here we can see no significant different in the SM 2.0 and SM 3.0 graphics tests and a 2-3% difference in the CPU test. In these tests, it's clear that the extra bandwidth of the DDR3 memory on the ASUS P5Q3 has had little effect.

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When we add anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering to the mix, however, the DDR3 based P5Q3 does come out on top. The SM 2.0 test is still too close to call, but the SM 3.0 tests suggests nearly a 10% performance advantage. We'll find out how these numbers relate to real world gaming performance a bit later in this review. Before we get there, though, let's have a look at a few more to synthetic tests to help determine the source of these improvements.



 

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# p5q3 asus can support apacer ddr3 ram ?roden 2010-06-16 02:51
im using p5q3 motherboard
i have bought 2x2gb ddr3 apacer ram , it couldent run but only pc fan in turning.
i was previouse using mushkin 2x 2g ddr3 ram it run properly so i try to add more ram with ddr3 apacer ram, but it coulden't run. even i unplug the mushkin and add only apacer ram the result is same fail to run.
the problem is the apacer ram packaging told us it run and it is design for brand-name asus,acer,dell,ibm ,etc...
why! please help
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# marngarthramdar 2010-09-28 00:54
Infact i like this motherbord but the only onething is that it doesn't have the normal VGA port, so how can i use it with the normal monitors
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# Video CardBruceBruce 2010-09-28 03:58
This motherboard does not have the graphics adapter built in. You need to purchase a separate graphics card.
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# Computer Repair Las Vegas- Question about a Laptop Repair company in Las Vegas? Can you guys on benchmarkreviews.com help me?A_Maid_For_You 2013-04-11 14:05
I Seem to remember a few of you guys live in the Las Vegas area. My Laptop Lcd screen is busted, and I am trying to find a cheap Laptop repair Las Vegas store. A member here on benchmarkreviews.com said to call Compudoc Computer Repair. I dont remember who it was. I see a place called Computer doc at 708 South Jones Boulevard Las Vegas, Nv, 89107. I called 702-871-1881 and the number is no good. Is this the place?
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