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J&W MINIX 890GX-USB3 Mini-ITX (AMD 890GX) Motherboard - Synthetic Tests - Part III

You hear everyone saying "Go Big!". Well, J&W went small instead, but in a very big way with their MINIX line-up.

| Socket AM3/AM3+ in Motherboards | Posted: Mar 31, 2011 4:16 am
TweakTown Rating: 82%      Manufacturer: J&W

Here is where we dig out the FutureMark tests.

 

PCMark Vantage

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0.0
Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/
Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com
Buy It Here

 

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

 

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The MINIX is not going to win any prizes for its PCMark Vantage performance, but on the other hand it is still up there in the same range as the full sized boards, so we have to give it credit here.

 


3DMark Vantage

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1
Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/
Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com
Buy It Here

 

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.

 

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Again our results are nothing that you could not predict. Without the 5870 the MINIX is at the bottom, while once we drop the 5870 in we see things heat up.

 


Cinebench R11.5 x64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: R11.5 x64
Developer Homepage: http://www.maxon.net/
Product Homepage: http://www.maxon.net
Download It Here

 

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.

 

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Here we had a problem. With only the IGP we could not get the OpenGL test to run at all. The CPU rendering was right where it should be, but the IGP failure is still concerning.

 

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