GIGABYTE 870A-UD3 Motherboard Review :: Test Setup and Software

06-23-2010 · Category: Motherboards

By Benjamin Sun

With the release of the new 1090T CPU from AMD I have decided to move to the 1090T as the CPU of choice for our AM3 platform. Testing a new platform is very time consuming but on the other hand consolidating our test software is a good thing. I decided to move every test to the latest version of the software including wPrime 2.03, Cinebench 11, and the X264 benchmark to version 3.18. I also updated the WD Raptors to ADATA SSD drives.


Integrated Test Setup and Performance


Test System

  • AMD Phenom II X6 1090T CPU running at 3.2GHz clock speed
  • 4GB Kingston DDR3-1600MHz running at 1333MHz
  • GIGABYTE 870A-UD3 Motherboard
  • 2 A-DATA 32GB SATA SSDs in RAID 0 Mode
  • ATI RADEON HD 4870 1GB video card running Catalyst 10.2 drivers
  • LG 16X DVD-RW drive
  • Cooler Master UCP 1000W PSU
  • Windows 7 Professional

Tests

  • Sisoft Sandra 2010 Processor benchmark
  • Cinebench 11.5
  • Sysmark 2007 Patch 1.06
  • PCMarkVantage
  • 3DMark Vantage
  • X264 HD Benchmark version 3.0
  • wPrime 2.03
  • SpecViewPerf 10