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MSI 785GM-E65 Motherboard and AMD 785G Chipset Review

MSI 785GM-E65 Motherboard and AMD 785G Chipset Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: MSI's 785GM-E65 motherboard is built around the AMD 785G and SB710 chipsets, and features 128MB integrated DDR3 SidePort memory. MSI has adapted the AMD 785G chipset into a micro-ATX form factor, an ideal size for small home and office computers, and best of all Home Theatre PCs.
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External Mfg. Website: MSI Aug 13 2009   Julian Apong  
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Motherboard IGP Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, FEAR

Futuremark 3DMark Vantage 1.0.1 Source: FutureMark

3DMark06 is the worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking. A fundamental tool for every company in the PC industry as well as PC users and gamers, 3DMark06 uses advanced real-time 3D game workloads to measure PC performance using a suite of DirectX 9 3D graphics tests, CPU tests, and 3D feature tests. 3DMark06 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, SM2.0 graphics tests, AI and physics driven single and multiple cores or processor CPU tests and a collection of comprehensive feature tests to reliably measure next generation gaming performance today.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark 3DMark Vantage 1.0.1
Performance Overall: (P) Points Ranking
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3814
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 Onboard G45 ) 0
Asus P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3854
Asus P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 Onboard G45 ) 0
ASUS M4A78T-E (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3714
ASUS M4A78T-E (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 onboard HD 3300 video) 0
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3730
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 onboard HD 3300 video) 0
Foxconn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3847
Foxconn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard HD 3300 video) 0
MSI 785GM-E65 (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE GTS 250) 7308
MSI 785GM-E65 (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE IGP HD 4200) 287
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE GTS 250) 7299
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE IGP HD 4200) 287
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3654
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ Onboard HD 3200 Video 0
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3335
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard nF 750a video) 0
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF 8200 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3702
GPU score: Points Ranking
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3598
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 Onboard G45 ) 0
Asus P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3621
Asus P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 Onboard G45 ) 0
ASUS M4A78T-E (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3194
ASUS M4A78T-E (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 onboard HD 3300 video) 0
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3208
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 onboard HD 3300 video) 0
Foxconn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3191
Foxconn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard HD 3300 video) 0
MSI 785GM-E65 (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE GTS 250) 5674
MSI 785GM-E65 (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE IGP HD 4200) 216
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE GTS 250) 6565
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE IGP HD 4200) 217
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3575
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ Onboard HD 3200 Video 0
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3172
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard nF 750a video) 0
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF 8200 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3580
CPU score: Points Ranking
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 4653
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 Onboard G45 ) 0
Asus P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 4776
Asus P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 Onboard G45 ) 0
ASUS M4A78T-E (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 7257
ASUS M4A78T-E (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 onboard HD 3300 video) 0
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 7289
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 onboard HD 3300 video) 0
Foxconn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3921
Foxconn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard HD 3300 video) 0
MSI 785GM-E65 (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE GTS 250) 10994
MSI 785GM-E65 (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE IGP HD 4200) 10942
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE GTS 250) 10982
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE IGP HD 4200) 10880
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3914
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ Onboard HD 3200 Video 0
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3938
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard nF 750a video) 0
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF 8200 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 3910

Thanks to proper DirectX 10.1 support, we finally have IGPs that won't fail 3DMark Vantage's benchmark. The MSI 785GM-E65 manages only 287 3DMarks on its own though, so it's still got some ways to go before you'll be able to play DX10 games on an integrated motherboard.

Sierra FEAR 1.08

Source: Sierra

FEAR is Sierra's latest first person shooter which relies heavily on DirectX 9 features. With its "Soft Shadows" feature enabled, even the fastest videocards run at a crawl, FEAR is definitely the new benchmark for future FPS games to follow.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSierra FEAR 1.08
Maximum 1024x768: Points Ranking
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 133
Intel DG45ID (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 Onboard G45 ) 9
Asus P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 133
Asus P5Q-EM (Intel G45 200/800 C2D E6750 Onboard G45 ) 11
ASUS M4A78T-E (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 121
ASUS M4A78T-E (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 onboard HD 3300 video) 13
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS 320MB) 120
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 onboard HD 3300 video) 13
Foxconn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 118
Foxconn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard HD 3300 video) 12
MSI 785GM-E65 (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE GTS 250) 171
MSI 785GM-E65 (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE IGP HD 4200) 10
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE GTS 250) 172
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE IGP HD 4200) 10
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 156
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ Onboard HD 3200 Video 8
Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H (AMD 690G 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 163
Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H (AMD 690G 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ Onboard Video) 4
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 121
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard nF 750a video) 6
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF 8200 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 128
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF 8200 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ onboard GF 8200 video) 19

The 500MHz Radeon HD 4200 that graces the MSI 785GM-E65 is a little faster than its predecessor, the 500MHz Radeon HD 3200 of the AMD 780G chipset. However the overclocked (700MHz) Radeon 3300 IGP found in the AMD 790GX chipset still trumps every other AMD chipset.

Of course, none of these integrate graphics processors are capable of playing FEAR on their own.

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Contents of Article: MSI 785GM-E65
 Pg 1.  MSI 785GM-E65 Motherboard and AMD 785G Chipset Review
 Pg 2.  ATI Stream and HD Acceleration
 Pg 3.  High-Definition Content Playback Tests
 Pg 4.  MSI 785GM-E65 Motherboard Highlights
 Pg 5.  Overclocking the Motherboard and IGP, BIOS screenshots
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Test System Specs & SYSmark 2007
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 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.  Conclusions: AMD 785G - the next IGP Evolution?

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