Gigabyte accuses Asus of cheating

Motherboard manufacturer Gigabyte has accused Asus of cheating on the 925X/915X scores. Asus 925X/915P series motherboards score a lot higher in some 3D graphics performance tests than Gigabyte's motherboards. According to The Inquirer Gigabyte tested the Asus PSAD2 Premium board and discovered a setting called Peg Link Mode. "This setting clandestinely overclocks the frequency of memory and core engines of ATI based PCI Express Graphics"

Major motherboard maker Gigabyte has hit out at its competitor Asus accusing of it cheating on 925X/915X scores. The allegation is that Asus 925X/915P series moteherboards score much higher in some 3D graphics performance tests. In a media release, Gigabyte said "we have found that Asus has been doing some cheating".

Gigabyte claims that "out of curiosity" it tested the Asus PSAD2 Premium board and discovered a setting called Peg Link Mode. "This setting clandestinely oveclocks the frequency of memory and core engines of ATI based PCI Express Graphics," Gigabyte alleged. "It was also found that Peg Link Mode is not an enhancement feature for [the] motherboard, as it provides enhancement only to the graphics card's memory and core engine frequency, ostensibly with the sole purpose to obtain higher benchmark results on 3D graphics".

News source: The Inquirer

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