Page 1:Making The Competition Green With Envy
Page 2:Features Comparison
Page 3:ASRock 890FX Deluxe3
Page 4:Asus Crosshair IV Formula
Page 5:Biostar TA890FXE
Page 6:Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7
Page 7:MSI 890FXA-GD70
Page 8:Test Settings
Page 9:Benchmark Results: Modern Warfare 2 And Crysis
Page 10:Benchmark Results: DiRT 2 Demo And S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
Page 11:Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
Page 12:Benchmark Results: Productivity
Page 13:Benchmark Results: Synthetic
Page 15:Power, Heat, And Efficiency
Power, Heat, And Efficiency
We never expect a product marketed exclusively towards overclockers to have the lowest power consumption and were very surprised to see the Crosshair IV Formula take the lead.
ASRock provided a newer BIOS that it says will knock 11 W off the 890FX Deluxe3’s idle power consumption, but that new BIOS was too late to be included in today’s comparison.
The Crosshair IV Formula also has the lowest voltage regulator temperature when measured using a thermal probe between the MOSFET sink and chokes. MSI’s “Icy-Choke” wasn’t so icy after all.
Dividing average performance from application and gaming benchmarks by average power consumption shows that the Crosshair IV Formula has a significant efficiency lead.
- Making The Competition Green With Envy
- Features Comparison
- ASRock 890FX Deluxe3
- Asus Crosshair IV Formula
- Biostar TA890FXE
- Gigabyte 890FXA-UD7
- MSI 890FXA-GD70
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Modern Warfare 2 And Crysis
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 2 Demo And S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetic
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency