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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  
Home > Reviews > Motherboards > MSI 785GM-E65

Motherboard Benchmarks: Test System Specs & SYSmark 2007

Prelude to Testing

The details of how the MSI 785GM-E65 motherboard test system was configured for benchmarking; the specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions is indicated below. In the second column are the general specs for the reference platforms this AMD 785G based motherboard is to be compared against. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results on the next page.

PCSTATS Test System Configurations
Test System Reference System #1 Reference System #2 Reference System #3
Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition (AM3)

AMD Phenom X3 720 BE (AM3)

AMD Athlon64 X2 5000+ (AM2) Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (775)
Clock Speed: 16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz 14 x 200 MHz = 2.8 GHz 13 x 200 MHz = 2.6 GHz 8 x 333 = 2.66GHz
Motherboard: MSI 785GM-E65* (AMD 785G)
Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H (AMD 785G)
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (AMD 785G)
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo* (AMD 785G)
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (AMD 790FX)

ASUS M4A78T-E (AMD 790GX / AM3)
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX / AM2+)

ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G)
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (Geforce 8200)
Foxconn A690GM2MA (AMD 690G)
Foxconn A7DA-S (AMD 790GX)
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a)

Intel DG45ID (Intel G45)
ASUS P5Q-EM (Intel G45)

Videocard:

ASUS ENGTS250 DK

MSI NX8800GTS-T2D320E-HD-OC
Memory: 2x 2GB Corsair XMS3-1600C9 (DDR3)
2x 1024MB Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C4

2x 1024MB Corsair Twin2X2048-6400C4
2x 1024MB Patriot PDC32G1600LLK

2x 1024MB Corsair Twin2X2048-8888C4DF

Hard Drive:

74GB Western Digital Raptor WD740

CDROM:

ASUS BC-1205PT-BD Blu-Ray Drive

Monitor (1080p):

ASUS MK241 24" HD LCD

PowerSupply:

PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 750W

Heatsink:

AMD socket AM2 Reference Heatsink

Intel Reference
Software Setup:

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
ATi Catalyst 9.4
ATI Catalyst 8.634 BETA*
nVIDIA Forceware 185.85

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
ATi Catalyst 9.1
nVIDIA Forceware 169.25

Benchmarks:

SYSMark 2007 Preview
SiSoft Sandra 2009
PCMark Vantage
3DMark06
3DMark Vantage
FEAR
Call of Juarez
Crysis

SYSmark2007 Preview 1.05 Source: Bapco

SYSmark 2007 Preview is an application-based benchmark that reflects usage patterns of business users in the areas of Video creation, E-learning, 3D Modeling and Office Productivity. This new release includes a robust and refreshed set of applications. The new release also incorporates numerous new features and enhancements such as an improved GUI allowing streamlined start-up and run along with a heads-up-display (HUD) and automated error reporting.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSYSMark 2007 1.04
Overall: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (AMD 790FX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X4 955BE GF GTS250) 144
ASUS M4A78T-E (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS) 135
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS) 138
Foxconn A7DA-S (790GX 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 99
MSI 785GM-E65 (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom 955BE GTS 250) 156
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE GTS 250) 160
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 91
Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H (AMD 690G 200/800 GF 8800TS) 100
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 95
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF8200 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 103
E-Learning: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (AMD 790FX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X4 955 GF GTS250) 155
ASUS M4A78T-E (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS) 147
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS) 144
Foxconn A7DA-S (790GX 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 97
MSI 785GM-E65 (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom 955BE GTS 250) 149
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE GTS 250) 161
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 95
Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H (AMD 690G 200/800 GF 8800TS) 96
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 90
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF8200 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 94
Videocreation: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (AMD 790FX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X4 955 GF GTS250) 113
ASUS M4A78T-E (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS) 106
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS) 128
Foxconn A7DA-S (790GX 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 107
MSI 785GM-E65 (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom 955BE GTS 250) 166
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE GTS 250) 160
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 102
Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H (AMD 690G 200/800 GF 8800TS) 98
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 101
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF8200 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 106
Productivity: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (AMD 790FX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X4 955 GF GTS250) 141
ASUS M4A78T-E (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS) 138
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS) 132
Foxconn A7DA-S (790GX 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 90
MSI 785GM-E65 (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom 955BE GTS 250) 135
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE GTS 250) 142
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 88
Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H (AMD 690G 200/800 GF 8800TS) 117
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 86
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF8200 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 107
3D: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (AMD 790FX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X4 955 GF GTS250) 175
ASUS M4A78T-E (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS) 151
ASUS M3A78-T (AMD 790GX 200/1066 AM3 Phenom II X3 720 GF 8800GTS) 152
Foxconn A7DA-S (790GX 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 105
MSI 785GM-E65 (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom 955BE GTS 250) 176
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (AMD 785G 200/1066 AM3 Phenom X4 955BE GTS 250) 178
ECS A780GM-A (AMD 780G 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 102
Foxconn A690GM2MA-RS2H (AMD 690G 200/800 GF 8800TS) 106
Biostar Tpower N750 (NF 750a 200/800 AM2 X2 5000+ GF 8800GTS 320MB) 103
Biostar TF8200 A2+ (GF8200 200/800 GF 8800GTS) 106

The MSI 785GM-E65 motherboard does quite well here, although not as well as the Asus M4A785TD-V Evo. The speedy Phenom II 955 Black Edition processor was also used in the Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P, but the AMD 785G chipset was able to pull ahead overall, and particularly in Video Creation mode.

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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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