ECS A780GM-A Black Series Motherboard Review :: ECS A780GM-A Black Test Setup and Performance

04-30-2008 · Category: Motherboards

By Ben Sun

When looking at a motherboard like the ECS A780GM-As performance one has to consider the target market of the motherboard, and the likely purchasers of the board. After all, is someone likely to buy the fastest X4 CPU to go along with the mediocre graphics performance of the HD3200 (In comparison to high-end video cards)? To this end, I decided to use the same test platform as my 4850+ X2 with 780G review of a month ago.

Test System

  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 4850+
  • ECS A780GN-A Black Edition motherboard
  • 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-1066MHz PC8500 memory
  • Integrated 512MB video HD3200, 3450 discrete, Hybrid Graphics (HD3450+3200)
  • Western Digital Raptor 74GB HDD 10000 RPM
  • Windows Vista Business 32-bit with SP1

Video Card Tests

  • Command and Conquer 3 Kane Edition
  • Crysis 1.2 Patch 1024x768 High settings FRAPS Walkthrough
  • Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare FRAPS walkthrough
  • 3DMark05/06 default run 1280X1024

System tests

  • 3Dmark05/06
  • CPUBench 2003
  • Crystalmark 2004
  • PCMark05
  • Sisoft Sandra X1 Processor benchmark
  • Aquamark 3
  • PiFast
  • SpecViewPerf 10