On the testbed side of things there isn't anything different going on and everything above is fairly self-explanatory, so let's just get into the overclocking side of things to see what the GIGABYTE A55M-S2V is able to offer.
First things first; kind of to my surprise we managed to overclock. I wasn't too sure what to expect from not only the A55 chipset, but also the mATX offering we've got here. I was pleasantly surprised, though, when we got up and running.
To date the highest we've gotten our A8-3850 is 3.625GHz; this was achieved with a 29x multiplier and a BCLK of 125MHz. Setting our GIGABYTE A55M-S2V to these settings, we got up and running in Windows with no problems. We started up HyperPI and while it was going along well, just as we got to the end our machine rebooted.
We headed back into the BIOS and moved our BCLK down just a few MHz and we ended up with it coming in at 121 and a 29x multiplier.
As you can see in the above picture, that brings our clock speed in at 3509MHz or 3.51GHz as shown in our graphs. This is a pretty good clock and it really shows us that the A55 chipset doesn't limit our overclocking potential. Hopefully we'll see some nice performance increases.
As for comparisons today, we'll be including some recent A75 boards we've looked at which include the ASUS F1A75-I Deluxe and ASRock A75M-ITX. While both of them use the mITX format, they've shown us some strong performance recently.
Let's get started!
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- Page 2 [The Motherboard]
- Page 3 [The Motherboard Continued]
- Page 4 [BIOS]
- Page 5 [Test System Setup and Overclocking]
- Page 6 [CPU Benchmarks]
- Page 7 [System Benchmarks]
- Page 8 [USB 2.0 and 3.0 Benchmarks]
- Page 9 [SSD Benchmarks]
- Page 10 [Memory Benchmarks]
- Page 11 [Gaming Benchmarks]
- Page 12 [Temperature and Power]
- Page 13 [Final Thoughts]
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