Performance in Comanche 4 Demo
Performance in 3DMark03
The last diagram shows the results of the mainboards compared against each other. We see that the audio solutions integrated into the Albatron PX865PE Pro and ASUS P4P800 equal each other (in percents). The PX865PE Pro II provides somewhat better results. The game tests showed that the audio-controller (as well as the VT1616 codec, which features a hardware processing algorithm) can take some part of the CPU workload.
The gain of 5% may seem pretty small. Well, it is. Anyway, these data tell us that the hardware processing is being performed, although not so efficiently as when an independent audio-processor is used.