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MSI 990FXA-GD80 (AMD 990FX) Motherboard Review - SSD 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

AIDA64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.70.1400

Developer Homepage: http://www.aida64.com

Product Homepage: http://www.AIDA64.com

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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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HD Tune Pro

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 4.61

Developer Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

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HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

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Looking at SSD performance, it comes in a bit slower than our A8-3850 setup. We can see it's stronger than SATA II performance, but not quite as strong as it can be when compared to the drive on our A75 board.

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