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

By: Sean Kalinich | Socket AM3/AM3+ in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 8, 2010 3:18 am
TweakTown Rating: 86%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Here is where we dig out the FutureMark tests.


PCMark Vantage


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For overall system performance we use PCMark Vantage. This is run in both x86 and x64 mode to give the best indication of performance.




The results here are nothing too out of the ordinary really. They show you what you would expect in terms of performance scaling in this primarily CPU based test.


3DMark Vantage


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For synthetic gaming tests we used the industry standard and overlockers bragging tool 3DMark Vantage. This is a test that strives to mimic the impact modern games have on a system. Futuremark went a long way to change from the early days of graphics driven tests to a broader approach including physics, AI and more advanced graphics simulations.


3DMark Vantage uses the DX10 API in addition to having support for PhysX. As we are no longer using an NVIDIA GPU for testing (at least until we can get a GTX 4xx card) you will only see the CPU based PhysX results in the scores. For testing we use the Performance test run.




Again our results are nothing that you could not predict.


Cinebench R11.5 x64


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Cinebench is a synthetic rendering tool developed by Maxon. Maxon is the same company that developed Cinema4D, another industry leading 3D Animation application. Cinebench R11.5 tests your systems ability to render across a single and multiple CPU cores. It also tests your systems ability to process OpenGL information.




The Cinebench results are also right around what you would expect from an AMD 890 based board running a Phenom II X6 CPU, with the exception of lower scores when the HD 5870 was in the system.


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