TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,157 Reviews & Articles | 39,564 News Posts

GIGABYTE 990FXA-UD7 (AMD 990FX) Motherboard Review - Storage Benchmarks

GIGABYTE fuses the new 990FX series chipset from AMD to the much loved UD7 series. Let's check it out.

| Socket AM3/AM3+ in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 9, 2011 12:37 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

AIDA64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.00.1035BETA
Developer Homepage: http://www. aida64.com
Product Homepage: http://www.AIDA64.com
Buy It Here

 

Replacing Everest in our labs is AIDA64. This new testing suite is from the core development team from Lavalys and continues that tradition. The guys have thrown in better support for multithreaded CPUs as well as full 64 bit support. We use this to test memory and HDDs for now, but may find ourselves opening this up to other areas of the motherboard.

 

TweakTown image content/4/1/4140_34_gigabyte_990fxa_ud7_amd_990fx_motherboard_review.png

 

TweakTown image content/4/1/4140_35_gigabyte_990fxa_ud7_amd_990fx_motherboard_review.png

 

SSD performance is strong, but sits a little behind our Crosshair V offering. The same can be seen with our USB 2.0 performance which sits a little behind. It's nothing too major, but something indeed worth noting.

 

Note: We've just updated as to the reason GIGABYTE's HDD performance is a little lower. By default they offer IDE mode instead of AHCI. While it's a little slower, it does add a wider range of compatibility. Of course, the option to change to AHCI is available.

 

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Motherboards content at our Motherboards reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases