ASRock 890FX Deluxe5 AMD Motherboard Review

To overclock we first attempted to use the ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility, but didn’t find this to work, so we just booted up the BIOS and did a simple overclock from 3.3GHz to 3.8GHz by adjusting the CPU Frequency from 200MHz to 230MHz, I’m sure this board could handle more, but I didn’t want to push it. Here are our CPU-Z results from stock to overclocked.

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Testing Procedures
Again, here’s out testing system:

Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
Motherboard: ASRock 890FX Deluxe5 Motherboard
Memory: Patriot G-Series 4GB DDR3 12800 1600MHz AMD RAM
Graphics: Sapphire HD 5830 Xtreme 1GB Video Card
SSD: G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB SSD
HDD: Samsung 750GB SATA II
Optical: ASUS BW-12B1LT Blue Ray Burner
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite Case
CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Gemin II S525 CPU Cooler

The ASRock 890FX Deluxe5 will be run through a variety of tests on both the stock and overclocked speeds, 3.3GHz and 3.8GHz respectively.

We have our benchmarks divided into 4 different categories.

CPU Testing
SiSoftware Sandra (download)
– Processor Arithmetic Benchmark
– Processor Multimedia Benchmark
Super Pi (download)

AIDA64 Extreme Edition (download)
– CPU Queen
– CPU PhotoWorxx
– CPU ZLib
– CPU Hash

System & Memory Testing
PCMark Vantage (download)
SiSoftware Sandra (download)
– Memory Bandwidth Benchmark
– Memory Latency Benchmark
– Cache & Memory Benchmark
– Physical Disks Benchmark

Video Testing
3DMark 11 (download)
3DMark Vantage (download)
Heaven DX11 Benchmark (download)
Stone Giant (download)

Gaming Testing
Crysis Warhead
DiRT 2