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Onboard Graphics Shootout - AMD 790GX vs. 785G (Page 3)

By Cameron Johnson on Aug 24, 2009 12:21 am CDT
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Test System

Memory: 2x 2GB DDR2-1200 G.Skill (Supplied by G.Skill)

Hard Disk: Intel X25-M 80GB SSD (Supplied by Intel)

Cooling: GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II Water Cooling

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista X64 SP1

Drivers: ATI Catalyst 9.6

Now we get onto testing the setups. Today we will be doing tests using the IGP's only. We will be testing in SidePort Only, UMA Only and Sideport+UMA modes on each board to determine the performance gains or hits, if any.

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Onboard Graphics Shootout - AMD 790GX vs. 785G

First off, we have memory performance. When UMA and Sideport+UMA are used the system takes a performance hit because some of the system memory is allocated to the IGP. In SidePort Only mode we see that the system takes no performance hit. It's as if it's a discrete GPU.

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