Tom's Socket AM2 Motherboard Summer Slam

Benchmark Results

On with the benchmarks! Let's start with the synthetics: the PCMark 05 memory bench:

Synthetic Benchmarks

Well, this sets the tone for the rest of the benchmarking suite: the slowest result is within 2% of the fastest result. But it's a memory bench, and the memory controller is independent of the boards, so let's see if it gets more interesting. One more synthetic benchmark to go, the PcMark 05 CPU bench:

Even less variance here, not even a percentage point... wow.

Nothing to see here folks. The Asus Crosshair shows a very slight advantage over the competition in the memory benchmark, but we're talking less than 3%. Maybe we can separate some contestants out in the content creation benches.

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    ive had a headache with this board =/ didnt do my homework and bought a phenom x4 9600 and then found out its not compatible with this board =/ i also bought a evga geforce gts 250 512 mb card and it wont post on this board and i get no display, im assuming its just not compatible because i posted it on another board with a psu that was weaker than mine and it had a display. if anyone can shed light on my situation with this video card not posting on this board, would be great. as far as recommending this board, im not even sure its still in production, but i would not reccomend it. spend the extra cash and get a board that can handle a quad core and a modern gfx card. also the cpu fan mounting bracket had one of the tabs break off on me, so i had to get a new psu fan mount, so that gives you an idea of what high quality this board is anyways =/ plus i think i heard that epox went out of business.....
  • I bought two of these boards and both ended up with the same problem of a read-out of 4 red lights saying the processor is bad!Wrong!They are both fine and this is the worst board I have ever had!I will not be buying any more of MSI boards again!Still not sure what the problem is,but these are going straight to the trash!!!!