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ASRock M3A790GXH/128M 790GX Motherboard

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket AM3/AM3+ in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 1, 2009 4:59 am
TweakTown Rating: 83%Manufacturer: ASRock

Test System


Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 810 (13x 200MHz)


Memory: 2x 2GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Dominator (Supplied by Corsair)


Hard Disk: Intel X25-M 80GB SSD (Supplied by Intel)


Graphics Card: GIGABYTE 9800GX2 1GB (Supplied by GIGABYTE)


Cooling: GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II Water cooling


Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista X64 SP1


Drivers: Intel INF, ForceWare 180.24


On the chopping block today we have the ASRock M3A790GXH-128M against our baseline board, the Sapphire PURE 790GX which is our default for 790GX chipset comparison. Our tests again were done at stock and overclocked specs; here we will see if any advantage is given to the ASRock board with a 20MHz higher bus clock.


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EVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems.


ASRock M3A790GXH-128M Motherboard Review


EVEREST at stock speeds puts the two boards just about dead even. It seems that ASRock has done some extra tweaking to the board to get a few more points out of it. However, when we overclock due to the 20MHz increase in the base clock of the board we see a gap start to appear.


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