Mind you the Ge Force4 Ti's will beat me out in this test, but it's not how you play on your computer, it's how well your computer runs that matters.
Quake 3 is the old tried and true method of benchmarking video cards.
The A7N8X Deluxe is Asus's second Nvidia based chipset attempt in making a top performing motherboard using the Nvidia n Force2 SPP chipset.
Users will remember the original n Force 420D and 620D that suffered in really low memory performance.
In this test, the 3DMarks came out very well, 8864 total, with no overclocking.Some others may argue with this, but if you have an Enermax PSU with those very long cables, this will be a god send for you.The spacing between the AGP slot and the DIMM slots has become an importance these days.I did this test as I did not have UT2K3 available at the time of testing.
The results on DEMO001 were 185.2 fps and DEMO002 ended up at 189.2 fps, the fastest that I have ever seen for Q3 in my life.
Will the n Force2 prove worthy to compete against VIA?