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Biostar TA990FXE AMD 990FX Motherboard Review

Biostar TA990FXE AMD 990FX Motherboard Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The AMD 990FX chipset has been out for a while now, yet Biostar's TA990FXE motherboard still gets you in the game with plenty of PCI Express lanes for Crossfire/SLI, and more SATA III connectivity than rival Intel's Z77 platform.
 75% Rating:   
Filed under: Motherboards Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: Biostar May 31 2012   Max Page  
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Test System Hardware & Specs

PCSTATS has relied on Crucial memory for its servers for years, so it was only logical to install 4GB's of high end Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600 8-8-8-24 memory into the Biostar TA990FXE motherboard test system. This is some good quick DDR3 RAM and it features thermal monitoring too!

Storage devices have changed dramatically in recent years, you'll notice PCSTATS to retired the faithful old Western Digital Raptor's for a super quick OCZ Vertex 2 SSD (120GB, SATAII). The effect on system-wide benchmarks is dramatic!

Thanks to AMD, Crucial Memory and OCZ Technology for help outfitting this test platform.


Biostar TA990FXE Motherboard

Details on how the socket AM3+ Biostar TA990FXE motherboard was configured for benchmarking - including specific hardware, software drivers, operating system and benchmark versions - is listed in the Test System Spec chart below. Please take a moment to look over PCSTATS test system configurations before moving on to the individual benchmark results.

PCSTATS Test System Specs
TEST SYSTEM
Processor:

Intel Core i7 3820
(32nm)

Intel Core i5 2500K
(32nm)

AMD Fusion A8-3850
(32nm)

AMD FX-8150 (45nm)*
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T
(45nm)

Intel Core i7 920
(45nm)
Clock Speed: 36 x 100MHz = 3.6 GHz 33 x 100 MHz = 3.3 GHz 29 x 100 MHz = 2.9 GHz 18 x 200 MHz = 3.6 GHz*
16 x 200 MHz = 3.2 GHz
20 x 133 MHz = 2.67 GHz
Socket: Socket LGA2011 Socket LGA1155 Socket FM1 Socket AM3 / AM2+ Socket LGA1366
Motherboard: - Intel X79 -
Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5

- Intel Z77 -
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
ECS Z77H2-A2X

- Intel Z68
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD5-B3
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD

- Intel P67 -
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3
Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4
ASUS P8P67 Pro
MSI P67A-GD65
ECS P67H2-A

- Intel H67 -
ASUS P8H67-M Evo
Biostar TH67XE
ECS H67H2-M
Intel DH67BL

- AMD A75 -
Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H
Biostar TA75M+

- AMD 990FX
Biostar TA990FXE*
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7*
ASUS Crosshair V Formula*

- AMD 890FX
Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD7
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula
Biostar TA890FXE
MSI 890FXA-GD70
- AMD 790FX -
Gigabyte GA-MA790FXT-UD5P

- AMD 785G -
MSI 785GM-E65

- Intel X58
Gigabyte G1.Assassin*
Videocard:

Gigabyte GV-N470SO-13I (Geforce GTX470)

*Gigabyte GV-N470SO-13I (Geforce GTX470)
ASUS ENGTS250 DK
(Geforce GTS250)

Memory: x32 - 4GB / x64 - 4x4GB Corsair CMZ16GX3M-4X1600C9 DDR3-1600 9.9.9.24

2x 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1600 8.8.8.24

2x 2GB Corsair XMS3-1600C8

3x 2GB Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D DDR3
Memory Speed: DDR3-1600 DDR3-1333 DDR3-1333 DDR3-1066
*DDR3-1333
DDR3-1333
Hard Drive: 120GB OCZ Vertex2 SSD (3GB/s SATA II)

120GB OCZ Vertex2 SSD (3GB/s SATA II)
Intel SRT Tests: 74GB Western Digital Raptor WD 740 & 20GB Intel Larson Creek 311 SSD

74GB Western Digital Raptor WD 740 (3GB/s SATA II)
*120GB OCZ Vertex2 SSD (3GB/s SATA II)

Optical Drive:

Plextor PX-B310U Blu-Ray

ASUS BC-1205PT-BD

Power Supply: NoFan P-400A (400W)

Seasonic SS-760KM (760W)

PC Power & Cooling TurboCool 750W

Heatsink: Zalman CNPS11X Performa Heatsink

Intel Reference LGA1155 Heatsink

AMD Reference Heatsink

AMD Reference Heatsink

Intel Reference LGA1366 Heatsink

Monitor (1080p):

ASUS MK241 24" HD LCD

Software Setup: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultiimate 32-bit & 64-bit
Intel INF 9.2.3.1020
nVidia 285.62

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x32/x64
Intel 9.2.0.1025
nVIDIA 266.58

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate x32/x64
AMD Catalyst 8.86RC2
nVIDIA 266.58

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
AMD Catalyst 9.12
nVIDIA Forceware 195.62

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
Intel INF 9.1.0.1012
nVIDIA Forceware 182.08

Benchmarks: System Benchmarks: Sysmark 2012, SYSmark 2007, PCMark Vantage, SiSoft Sandra 2011
Gaming B/M: 3DMark 11, 3DMark Vantage, 3DMark 06

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Contents of Article: Biostar TA990FXE
 Pg 1.  Biostar TA990FXE AMD 990FX Motherboard Review
 Pg 2.  360-Degree Motherboard Gallery Continued
 Pg 3.  AMD 990FX Core Logic
 Pg 4.  Overclocking and BIOS Features
 Pg 5.  — Test System Hardware & Specs
 Pg 6.  Sysmark 2007 - Workstation Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 7.  SiSoft Sandra - CPU Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 8.  Sandra: Memory - Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 9.  PCMark Vantage - System Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 10.  3DMark 11 - Gaming Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 11.  3DMark Vantage - Gaming Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 12.  3DMark06 - Gaming Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 13.  System Power Draw and Conclusions

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