Benchmark Results: A/V Encoding And Productivity
Gigabyte and MSI battle for the audio encoding-performance title in iTunes.
The MA790FXT-UD5P continues its audio encoding battle through Lame, this time matched by the M4A79T Deluxe.
Asus wins in both DivX and Xvid, but H.264 encoding resulted in a four-way tie.
The 790FX-GD70 and M4A79T Deluxe take an equal number of wins in our productivity suite.
(2.80 GHz, 86.0 MB Cache)
I never knew any AMD processors had that much cache!
1.66% better than the worst performer in the tests. :-)
Not much point in throwing that much GPU horsepower at a motherboard review; the card Thomas used is our current reference--and it's more than ample for showcasing the differences between these boards.
If you want to see quad-CrossFire for any specific reason, feel free to let us know and we can put together a story idea!
Consistent would have been better if not for the fear of people pointing out ever tiny inconsistency. Just remember, if you're 5'11" tall it's clear to just about everyone that you're not 6'!!!
Could you clarify that a bit Chris? Are you saying you would not expect any difference in crossfire between the MBs? If so, that's OK. However, if there's going to be a difference, that is the main reason to buy a 790FX. If you aren't going to crossfire might as well get a GX.
I suspect the chipset isn't the whole story and the various manufacturers could still screw up the PCI-E voltages or something :p