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ASUS M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 (AMD 890GX) Motherboard - Synthetic Tests - Part II

AMD release their new 890GX chipset complete with a full six SATA 3.0 ports and PCIe 2.0 lanes. We take a look to see what it brings to your AMD CPUs.

| Socket AM3/AM3+ in Motherboards | Posted: Mar 2, 2010 5:09 am
TweakTown Rating: 85%      Manufacturer: ASUS

Disk Drive Controller

 

The system drive controller is an important part of system performance. In most modern boards your drive controller will run off of the PCI-e bus. The PCI-e bus performance can be affected by poor trace layout as well as many other design choices that show up on different boards.

 

For testing we use Sisoft's Sandra and Everest.

 

SiSoft Sandra

 

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Despite being a full SATA 3.0 controller, we see SATA II performance that is slightly behind the Intel controllers. SATA 3.0 performance is right where it should be, as is USB 3.0 performance.

 

Everest

 

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Stock HDD Performance

 

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Overclocked HDD Performance

 

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Stock USB 3.0 Performance

 

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Overclocked USB 3.0 Performance

 

Everest Ultimate confirms our Sandra results and shows that while the SATA 3.0 performance is spot on, SATA II drives will suffer a little on the AMD SB850.

 

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