Asus P5Q-EM G45 mATX motherboard

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3D PERFORMANCE

To get a rough estimate of how well the P5Q-EM's onboard video plays games, we ran 3DMark05/06. As synthetic benchmarks they have limited value, but they give you a rough idea of how well it performs.

3D Performance: Futuremark Comparison
Motherboard
(GPU)
3DMark05
3DMark06
Intel DG45FC (2.13Ghz)
(GMA X4500 IGP)
1259
955
Asus M3N78 Pro
(Geforce 8300 IGP)
1669
902
Asus P5Q-EM (2.53Ghz)
(GMA X4500 IGP)
1708
1092
Gigabyte MA78GM-2SH
(Radeon HD 3200 IGP)
2293
1116
Gigabyte MA78GM-2SH
(Radeon HD 3450 256MB)
3405
1716
All results with 2GB of system RAM and 256MB of VRAM assigned (if applicable). Intel systems in blue, AM2 (X2 4850e) systems in green.

Our previous benchmarks using the GMA X4500 IGP on the DG45FC were obtained with the 2.13Ghz Core 2 Duo E6400. The P5Q-EM was tested with an E7200 and the extra 400Mhz gave it a nice boost in performance, registering an extra 500 points in 3DMark05 and 190 points in 3DMark06. This is more or less equivalent to the Asus M3N78 Pro (Geforce 8300) when paired with the 2.5Ghz AMD X2 4850e processor. It's still a long way off compared to AMD's mainstream 780G IGP or a low budget discrete card like the Radeon HD 3450.

HDMI OUTPUT


HDMI signal.

The board's HDMI output worked flawlessly with our Asus MK241H LCD monitor at 1920x1200 resolution. There was no overscanning or other video issues — it looked identical to the DVI output. The audio functioned perfectly as well, sending stereo sound to the monitor's built-in speakers without any fiddling with the sound settings.



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