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MSI 890FXA-GD70 AMD 890FX Motherboard Review

MSI 890FXA-GD70 AMD 890FX Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: With this enthusiast class motherboard from MSI, the maker has dedicated 32 lanes from the 890FX total available PCI Express 2.0 bandwidth for videocards, spreading it over four PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots.
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Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: msicomputer Apr 27 2010   Julian Apong  
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Motherboard Benchmarks: FEAR

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
Minimum 640x480: Points Ranking
MSI X58 Platinum (X58 133/1066) 646
MSI Eclipse Plus (X58 133/1066) 646
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 (P55 133/1333) 628
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 (P55 133/1333) 635
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 (P55 133/1333) 656
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P (P55 133/1333) 636
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R (P55 133/1333) 637
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro (P55 133/1333) 583
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe (P55 133/1333) 636
ASUS P7P55D Premium (P55 133/1333) 644
MSI 890FXA-GD70 (AMD 890FX 200/1066 PIIX6 1090T) 576
Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7 (AMD 890FX 200/1066 PIIX6 1090T) 477
Biostar TA890GXE (AMD 890GX 200/1066) 575
ASUS M4A89GTD-Pro (AMD 890GX 200/1066) 589
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (790FX 200/1066) 656
MSI 785GM-E65 (785G 200/1066) 572
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (785G 200/1066) 580
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (785G 200/1066) 577
Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H (785G 200/1066) 598
Maximum 1024x768: Points Ranking
MSI X58 Platinum (X58 133/1066) 172
MSI Eclipse Plus (X58 133/1066) 174
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD6 (P55 133/1333) 171
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD6 (P55 133/1333) 173
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD5 (P55 133/1333) 172
Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4P (P55 133/1333) 173
Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R (P55 133/1333) 175
ASUS P7P55D-E Pro (P55 133/1333) 176
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe (P55 133/1333) 174
ASUS P7P55D Premium (P55 133/1333) 174
MSI 890FXA-GD70 (AMD 890FX 200/1066 PIIX6 1090T) 176
Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7 (AMD 890FX 200/1066 PIIX6 1090T) 174
Biostar TA890GXE (AMD 890GX 200/1066) 171
ASUS M4A89GTD-Pro (AMD 890GX 200/1066) 172
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P (790FX 200/1066) 172
MSI 785GM-E65 (785G 200/1066) 171
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (785G 200/1066) 172
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (785G 200/1066) 171
Gigabyte GA-MA785G-UD3H (785G 200/1066) 168

At low resolutions FEAR shows the 890FXA-GD70 as being right around average when compared to other AMD chipset solutions. At higher resolutions performance becomes GPU-bound.

It's time to wrap up this review of the MSI 890FXA-GD70 motherboard, and sum up PCSTATS' thoughts on the AMD 890FX chipset...

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Contents of Article: msicomputer 890FXA-GD70
 Pg 1.  MSI 890FXA-GD70 AMD 890FX Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  Introducing AMD 890FX and SB850 Chipsets
 Pg 3.  Motherboard Highlights Photo Gallery
 Pg 4.  Inside the BIOS Options
 Pg 5.  Overclocking MSI's 890FX Motherboard
 Pg 6.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sysmark 2007
 Pg 7.  Motherboard Benchmarks: Sandra 2009
 Pg 8.  Motherboard Benchmarks: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 9.  Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark06, 3DMark Vantage
 Pg 10.  — Motherboard Benchmarks: FEAR
 Pg 11.  MSI Back in the Game?

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