Aliens VS Predator
AVP was tested at 1920×1200 with 2x antialiasing and 16x anisotropic filtering. All ingame settings were at their maximum level and DX11 was enabled.
When running a single discrete graphics card each of our 800 series motherboards performs very well. Even the more budget conscious models such as the ASRock 880G compare well with the more expensive 890FX boards. Where things differ is in CrossFire mode where the dual 16x slots of the 890FX allow it extra bandwidth to maximise performance. The end result, with a set of 5870s, is an average increase of nearly 5 frames per second.
In recent months we have taken a look at a number of Z97 boards, including Gigabytes exceptional Z97X- Gaming G1 WIFI-BK and their more affordable, mainstream Z97X-Gaming 5. Of course when it comes to motherboards there are many needs and budgets which require solutions and so as with their...