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Benchmark Results: Productivity

Five $160 To $240 990FX-Based Socket AM3+ Motherboards
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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.

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