MSI 890FXA-GD65 AMD 890FX Motherboard Review

Testing Procedures
The MSI 890FXA-GD65 will endure a bunch of tests on both the stock 3.3GHz speed and OC Genie Lite’s software overclock at 3.8GHz. Tests will be broken up into four different categories which include CPU Testing, System & Memory Testing, Video Testing and Gaming Testing.

Test System
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T
MSI 890FXA-GD65 Motherboard
Patriot G-Series 4GB DDR3 12800 1600MHz AMD RAM
Sparkle Calibre P980X+ geForce 9800GTX+ 512MB
G.Skill Phoenix Pro 40GB SSD
Samsung 750GB SATA II
Antec High Current Gamer 750W PSU
ASUS BW-12B1LT Blue Ray Burner
Thermaltake V9 BlacX Case
Zalman CNPS-9000MAX

CPU Testing
SiSoftware Sandra (download)
– Processor Arithmetic Benchmark
– Processor Multimedia Benchmark
AIDA64 Extreme Edition (download)
– CPU Queen
– CPU PhotoWorxx
– CPU ZLib

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

Video Testing
3DMark Vantage (download)
Heaven Demo 2.5 (download)
Stone Giant (download)

Gaming Testing
DiRT 2 (Buy)
Crysis Warhead (Buy)