Page 1:Clear Leadership, Or More Of The Same?
Page 2:Motherboard Features
Page 3:Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3
Page 4:Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H
Page 5:MSI 890GXM-G65
Page 6:Test Settings
Page 7:Benchmark Results: Integrated Graphics And SATA 6Gb/s
Page 8:Benchmark Results: Modern Warfare 2 And Crysis
Page 9:Benchmark Results: DiRT 2 And Call of Pripyat
Page 10:Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
Page 11:Benchmark Results: Productivity
Page 12:Benchmark Results: Synthetic Benchmarks
Benchmark Results: Integrated Graphics And SATA 6Gb/s
AMD claims 3D performance superiority for the integrated Radeon HD 4290 graphics controller of its new 890GX northbridge, but we think it looks amazingly like the 790GX, save for the DirectX 10.1 update. With much of its focus on media centers, we wanted to find out whether it could also support modern games at the common 720p resolution.
Performance between the new Radeon HD 4290 integrated GPU looks remarkably similar to that of its predecessor’s Radeon HD 3300 core. If you can live with film-speed frame rates, you’ll at least find two of these games playable at their lowest settings.
Our original assessment was that AMD’s SB850 southbridge was the biggest news of today’s release, with the only integrated SATA 6Gb/s controller on the market. Let’s see how today’s motherboards compare to the previous generation’s SATA 3Gb/s part.
Though none of the integrated solutions could exceed the former standard’s 300 MB/s limit, all of them outpace the former chipset’s controller. We expect the lower SB850 scores to go up after a few BIOS improvements.
- Clear Leadership, Or More Of The Same?
- Motherboard Features
- Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3
- Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H
- MSI 890GXM-G65
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Integrated Graphics And SATA 6Gb/s
- Benchmark Results: Modern Warfare 2 And Crysis
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 2 And Call of Pripyat
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetic Benchmarks