System Overview & Testing Procedures
We will be running the ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 through a full battery of benchmarks. Once again here are the specifications of our entire testing system.
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
AMD Radeon HD 5970
8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz memory
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB Hard Drive
Coloma 950w Power supply
ASUS DVD Drive
NZXT Vulcan mATX Case
We will be separating the tests into 3 different categories: CPU & System Testing, Video Testing and Gaming Testing. Here are the following benchmarks and programs we will be using for each category.
We had first thought about using the numbers from the integrated graphics, but they really are nothing that impressive. So we used the numbers from the system with the Radeon HD 5970 installed. Now on to testing!