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ASRock A780FullDisplayPort Motherboard - Test System Setup and Memory Performance

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket AM3/AM3+ in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 4, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 77%Manufacturer: ASRock

Test System


Processor: AMD Phenom x4 9850 (2.5GHz)


Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1186 Geil (Supplied by Geil)


Hard Disk: 500GB Western Digital SE16 (Supplied by Western Digital)


Graphics Card: GIGABYTE 9800 GX2 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Cooling: GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista SP1


Drivers: Forceware 175.16, Catalyst 8.5


Today we have put the AMD 780Gs from both ASUS and ASRock against the 790FX board from ASUS which we have already tested.


Our system has been upgraded to Vista SP1 since our Last Phenom tests were run, along with a new 9800 GX2 graphics card. This will allows us to get some better results overall and take some stress off the GPU.


We also performed onboard graphics tests on the two AMD 780G boards, as in today's market this is a very big part. Onboard is coming back, and how well the latest generation of iGPUs are able per perform makes a huge difference for some.


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First on the list are the memory subsystem tests. When using the IGP on both boards, the memory takes a hit due to 256MB of the total system memory being diverted to the graphics. When we move into discrete tests, all three platforms perform the same due to the memory controller being built into the CPU.


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