ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 AMD 880G mATX Motherboard Review

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
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.

CPU & System
SiSoftware’s Sandra (download)
– Processor Arithmetic
– Processor Multimedia
– Cache & Memory
– Physical Disks
Super Pi (download)
PCMark Vantage (download)

3DMark Vantage (download)
Cinebench 11.5 (download)
Heaven Demo 2.1 (download)

Resident Evil 5 (Buy)
Alien vs. Predator (Buy)
Crysis Warehead (Buy)

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!