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Roundup: Four 790FX Socket AM3 Motherboards

Benchmark Results: Synthetic

Futuremark's metric leans toward Gigabyte, with wins in both 3DMark and PCMark Vantage.

Most of the real-world benchmarks showed little difference between boards, making the somewhat-noticeable leadership in Sandra Arithmetic noteworthy for DFI and Asus.

All four motherboard reported dual-channel mode enabled, at DDR3-1333 CAS 8-8-8-24 1T timings, yet Sandra showed a significant difference in memory bandwidth. This appears to be a software issue, since Asus’ score increased noticeably each time we retested it while others didn’t exhibit similar behavior.

Thomas Soderstrom
Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.