AMD Athlon II X4 640 3.0GHz Quad Core Processor Review

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The Test System

All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit with all the latest updates installed. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other programs running. The Corsair DOMINATOR memory modules were run in triple-channel mode at 1600MHz with 8-8-8-24 timings. The ATI Radeon HD graphics cards were tested with 10.4 CATALYST suite drivers. The ASRock X58 Extreme3 motherboard was running BIOS version 1.4.  The I7 930 processor was running at the default clock of 2.8 with turbo disabled. The ASRock 890GX was running the latest Bios version 1.8. Two of the Corsair Dominator memory modules were run in dual channel mode at 1600MHz with 8,8,8,24 timings.

 

AMD Test Bench

 Processor  See Above  
 Motherboard  ASRock 890GX Extreme3  Live Pricing
 Memory  4GB Corsair Dominator 1600MHz  Live Pricing
 Hard Drive  Western Digital Black 640gb  Live Pricing
 Video Card  HIS Radeon HD5870  Live Pricing
 CPU cooler  ThermalTake SpinQ VT  Live Pricing
 Chassis  None – Open Bench  
 Power Supply  Corsair TX750   Live Pricing

 

Intel Test Rig

 Processor  Intel Core I7 920  Live Pricing
 Motherboard  ASRock X58 Extreme3  Live Pricing
 Memory  6gb Corsair Dominator 1600MHz  Live Pricing
 Hard Drive  Western Digital Black 640gb  Live Pricing
 Video Card  HIS Radeon HD5870  Live Pricing
 CPU cooler  ThermalRight Venomous X  Live Pricing
 Chassis  None – Open Bench  
 Power Supply  Corsair TX750   Live Pricing

 

Legit Reviews 890GX Test Bench

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