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MSI 990FXA-GD80 (AMD 990FX) Motherboard Review - CPU Benchmarks

We check out our first 990FX board post Bulldozer launch and see what ASRock and Fatal1ty are doing with the chipset.

| Socket AM3/AM3+ in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 20, 2011 9:12 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: MSI

HyperPi 0.99

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 0.99

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HyperPi is a front end for SuperPi that allows for multiple concurrent instances of SuperPi to be run on each core recognized by the system. It is very dependent on CPU to memory to HDD speed. The faster these components, the faster it is able to figure out the number Pi to the selected length.

 

For our testing we use the 32M run. This means that each of the four physical and four logical cores for the i7 and the four physical cores of the i5 is trying to calculate the number Pi out to 32 million decimal places. Each "run" is a comparative to ensure accuracy and any stability or performance issues in the loop mentioned above will cause errors in calculation.

 

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Under HyperPi we can see we've got an improvement over the FX-8150, but the new chip continues to sit a fair bit behind the popular 2600k.

 

 

AIDA64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.00.1035BETA

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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.

 

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This is the same problem we saw on our ASUS Crosshair V Formula when testing the FX-8150 for launch. We see some great performance in the L1 Cache Read, but apart from that the performance for L2 and L3 falls back while our Write performance is just way out with its L1 performance way below that of the A8-3850.

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