Gigabyte MA-790FX-DS5 Motherboard Review :: Test Setup and Configuration

06-03-2008 · Category: Motherboards

By Ben Sun

With every new configuration of CPU, we design a new platform to show off the performance of the latest and greatest. Today the fastest AMD CPU is the Phenom X4 9850 CPU and that is the basis on which our new AMD platform is designed around. The tests have been updated to include 3DMark Vantage and PCMark Vantage, the latest versions of those two tests.

Test System

  • AMD Phenom X4 9850 CPU
  • 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-1066 PC8500 memory
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor HDDs in RAID 0 mode
  • EVGA 8800GTS SSC video card running 175.16 Forceware drivers
  • Gigabyte MA790FX-DS5 motherboard
  • Rosewill 950W PSU


  • Sysmark 2007 Preview Patch 3
  • 3dmark05/06
  • 3DMark Vantage
  • PiFast
  • CPUBench 2003
  • Crystalmark 2004
  • PCMark05
  • PCMark Vantage
  • SpecViewPerf 10