Performance in 3D Games
We usually anticipate the measurements of fps rates in various popular games with results in 3DMark2001 SE and 3DMark03. That’s what we are going to do today, too.
The i865PE-based ASUS P4P800 mainboard is again faster than mainboards on the other chipsets – this should come as no surprise already. PT880 in its turn is slightly faster than SiS655FX.
It’s somewhat different in Aquamark3 as SiS655FX is perceptibly faster than PT880. Anyway, they are both far behind i865PE.
i865PE goes unrivalled again. As we saw in the synthetic tests, the memory controller of the SiS655FX works slower than the one of the PT880, but the SiS chipset outperforms the PT880 in more gaming applications. I suspect this is because of the HyperStreaming technology, whose aim is to increase the efficiency of processing streams inside the North Bridge.