ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 AMD 880G Motherboard Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures
We will be running the ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 through a full battery of benchmarks.  Once again here are the specifications of our entire testing system.

AMD 1090T
ASUS Blu-ray Drive
8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 MHz memory
ATI 5970
Western Digital 1TB Black hard drive
Colomax 950w Power supply
Thermaltake Armor A90 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 will be testing at stock speeds of 3.2GHz with turbo enabled and then overclocked at 3.8GHz.