ASUS M4N72-E Motherboard Review :: Test Setup and Software

04-02-2009 · Category: Motherboards

By Ben Sun

You'll notice that the AMD platform is nearly complete with four boards tested. I expect the ASUS M4N72-E board to test below the 790FX/790GX boards as they are designed for the high-end gamer while the nForce 750a is designed for the mainstream enthusiast. ASUS's board does not support AMD OverDrive but as I showed Overclocks very well with the Phenom II X4 940 CPU.


Test System


  • AMD Phenom II X4 940 CPU running at 3.0GHz
  • 2GB Crucial Ballistix Tracer DDR2-1066MHz memory
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs in RAID 0 Mode
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB running Catalyst 9.3
  • ASUS M4N72-E Motherboard
  • LG 16X DVD-RW
  • Rosewill 950W PSU
  • Windows Vista 32-bit Business Edition with SP1 installed

Tests

  • Sysmark 2007 Preview Patch 5
  • 3DMark06
  • 3DMark Vantage
  • PCMark05
  • PCMark Vantage
  • SpecViewPerf 10
  • Sisoft Sandra 2009 SP2 Processor benchmark
  • CPUBench 2003
  • Crystalmark 2004
  • wPrime95
  • PiFast
  • X264 benchmark