|Intel DH67BL H67-Express Motherboard|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Motherboards|
|Written by Hank Tolman|
|Sunday, 02 January 2011|
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Motherboard Testing Methodology
At the start of all tests, the previous display adapter driver is uninstalled and trace components are removed using Driver Cleaner Pro. We then restart the computer system to establish our display settings and define the monitor. Once the hardware is prepared, we begin our testing. We conducted the tests at the resolution of 1280x1024 (19" Standard LCD), a very standard and highly used resolution for both games and other normal uses. Each benchmark test program begins after a system restart, and the very first result for every test will be ignored since it often only caches the test. This process proved extremely important in the Resident Evil 5 benchmarks, as the first run served to cache maps allowing subsequent tests to perform much better than the first. Each test is completed five times, with the average results displayed in our article.
In this set of tests we will be comparing the Intel DH67BL with the H67 chipset to AMD's 890GX Chipset. Both of these motherboards are entry level boards equipped with onboard (or on-die) graphics capabilities. We also test with the X58 chipset, still being used as Intel's high end chipset.
When testing the GPU performance of the new Intel HD Graphics, we compare using the Radeon HD4290, the onboard GPU of the 890GX Chipset. We will also compare to the performance of the NVIDIA GT430 used in the Intel DH67BL motherboard.
Intel H67 Test Platforms
Intel X58 Test Platform
AMD 890GX Test Platform