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GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H (AMD 890GX) Motherboard - Synthetic Tests - Part II

GIGABYTE brings their new 890GX board to the AMD party. Will it have what it takes to hang, or will it be left in the corner watching the coats.

| Socket AM3/AM3+ in Motherboards | Posted: Mar 17, 2010 7:44 am
TweakTown Rating: 80%      Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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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As we have mentioned before, the AMD SB850 has slightly slower HDD performance than Intel's ICH10 or even the external Marvell SATA 3.0 controller.


USB 3.0 performance is pretty much identical to the Intel boards as everyone is using the same NEC based solution.




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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


Again the same numbers pop-up through our Everest testing.


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