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ASRock 890GM Pro3 (AMD 890GX) Motherboard - Synthetic Tests - Part II

With the Phenom II X6 the new big boy behind the AMD fence, we take a look at a 890GX board from ASRock that claims full support.

| Socket AM3/AM3+ in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 21, 2010 3:16 pm
TweakTown Rating: 80%      Manufacturer: AsRock

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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Unfortunately the ASRock 890GM Pro3 does not do so well when it comes to HDD performance. It is at the bottom of the list for both stock and overclocked 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 confirms our Sandra findings. This showing could impact future tests like AutoGK, PCMark Vantage and LightWave.

 

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