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ASUS M3A78-T AMD 790GX Socket AM2+ Motherboard Review

ASUS M3A78-T AMD 790GX Socket AM2+ Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The on-board Radeon HD 3300 VGA powers the HDMI port that's located on the I/O panel of the ASUS M3A78-T motherboard, along with Analog-VGA and DVI display outputs. The HDMI port can output High Definition content at 1080p.
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External Mfg. Website: ASUS Feb 26 2009   Julian Apong  
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DX10 Motherboard IGP Benchmarks: Call of Juarez, Crysis

Call of Juarez

Source: Techland

While Call of Juarez pulls off all the classic FPS mechanisms with aplomb, it also features interesting variations that give it the air and feel of a true Western movie. The player has the genuine impression of being a pistol-packing hero in an age when armed confrontation was the daily grind for many adventurers. The Developers have incorporated a classic shooting system as well as two extra game modes.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportCall of Juarez - DirectX10
1024x768 Low Settings: Points Ranking
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 34.9
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 Onboard G45 ) 5.8
ASUS P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 33.9
ASUS P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 Onboard G45 ) 6.5
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 29.7
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 onboard HD 3300 video) 15.6
Foxconn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 28.9
Foxconn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard HD 3300 video) 13.2
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 28.4
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard nF 750a video) 7.7
1600x1200 High Settings: Points Ranking
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 7.7
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 Onboard G45 ) 2.2
ASUS P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 8.2
ASUS P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 Onboard G45 ) 2.4
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 9.9
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 onboard HD 3300 video) 3.1
Foxconn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 9.7
Foxconn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard HD 3300 video) 2.3
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 7.1
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard nF 750a video) 1.4

ASUS' M3A87-T motherboard achieves better results in FEAR with its AMD 790GX IGP alone than any other integrated VGA. Still, as you might have suspected by now, IGPs alone are not powerful enough to run the DX10 Call of Juarez at playable resolutions.

Crysis 1.2

Source: Electronic Arts

Crysis is a science fiction first-person shooter developed by Crytek. Crysis uses Microsoft's new API, DirectX 10 for graphics rendering, and includes the new engine—the CryEngine 2—that is the successor to Far Cry's CryEngine. CryEngine 2 is among the first engines to use the DirectX 10 framework of Windows Vista, but can also run using DirectX 9, both on Vista and Windows XP.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportCrysis 1.2 (no AA) - DirectX10
1024x768 LQ Points Ranking
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 69.7
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 Onboard G45 ) 6.81
ASUS P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 23.32
ASUS P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 Onboard G45 ) 3.5
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 83.77
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 onboard HD 3300 video) 24.94
Foxconn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 49.77
Foxconn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard HD 3300 video) 24.96
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 21.41
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard nF 750a video) 3.4
1600x1200 HQ Points Ranking
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 14.91
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 Onboard G45 ) 1.68
ASUS P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 12.92
ASUS P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 Onboard G45 ) 2.8
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 11.81
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 onboard HD 3300 video) 3.6
Foxconn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 11.84
Foxconn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard HD 3300 video) 3.21
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 12.64
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard nF 750a video) 1.66

AMD's 790GX and its Radeon HD 3300 can nearly manage to play Crysis at low quality. The 128MB of dedicated IGP memory assures the ASUS M3A78-T comes out ahead with respect to IGP graphics performance, but it's still not match for a discrete videocard.

We've run every test we have on the ASUS M3A78-T, it's time not to see how it all stacks up....

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Contents of Article: ASUS M3A78-T
 Pg 1.  ASUS M3A78-T AMD 790GX Socket AM2+ Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Testing 1080P HD Video Playback
 Pg 3.  Total System Power Draw Comparisons
 Pg 4.  ASUS M3A78-T Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 5.  AMD 790GX Chipset - Videocard or IGP?
 Pg 6.  Overclocking the AMD 790GX and the BIOS
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: SYSmark 2007, Sandra 2009
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 9.  Motherboard IGP Benchmarks: 3DMark06
 Pg 10.  Motherboard IGP Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, FEAR
 Pg 11.  — DX10 Motherboard IGP Benchmarks: Call of Juarez, Crysis
 Pg 12.  ASUS M3A78-T - Everything to Everyone?

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