Gigabyte leads slightly in Photoshop.
A surprise performance split in 3ds Max puts the most egregiously over-spec motherboards from Gigabyte and ASRock behind the pack.
The longest benchmark in our compression suite, WinZip shows the greatest performance differences between boards. Gigabyte leads once again, though ASRock’s similar clock does not provide the expected second-place finish.
ABBYY FineReader results are close enough that the chart lists today’s comparison motherboards in alphabetical order.
- 990FX: AMD Leads The Chipset Game
- ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional
- Fatal1ty 990FX Professional Firmware
- Asus Sabertooth 990FX
- Sabertooth 990FX Firmware
- ECS A990FXM-A
- A990FXM-A Firmware
- Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7
- 990FXA-UD7 Firmware
- MSI 990FXA-GD80
- 990FXA-GD80 Firmware
- Test Settings And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: 3D Games
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency
- Which 990FX Board Should You Buy?