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GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H AMD 880G Motherboard Review
|Date:||Tue, Aug 17, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
The Gigabit PCIe Ethernet controllers vary on each board, so it will be interesting to see what the performance is on all the boards. Each of the boards uses a different Gigabit Controller. Let's take a look at what controller is on each of the boards.
- GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H - Realtek 8111D chip
- MSI 890FXA-GD70 - Realtek 8111DL
- ASUS Crosshair IV Formula - Marvell 8059 Gigabit LAN controller
- ASRock 890GX Extreme3 - Realtek RTL8111E
- Biostar TA890GXB HD - Realtek RTL8111E
To test the Gigabit PCIe Ethernet controllers we used the NTttcp tool to test Ethernet Throughput and the CPU utilization of the various Ethernet controllers used on the AMD Motherboards. To do this properly we set up one machine as the server; in this test and Intel Core I7 930 system with an EVGA X58 Tri-SLI motherboard acted as our Gigabit LAN server.
On the server side, we used the following Command Line for Gigabit PCIe Ethernet Testing:
Ntttcpr -m 4,0,
On the client side (the motherboard being tested), we used the following Command Line:
Ntttcps -m 4,0,
At the conclusion of each test we recorded the throughput and CPU utilization figures from the client screen as that is the system being tested.
Benchmark Results: All four of the boards that we tested had nearly the same throughput. What separates them is the CPU Usage; the ASRock 890GX Extreme3 and the BIOSTAR TA890GXB HD are both using the Realtek RTL8111E Gigabit Ethernet controller and they both utilized ~7.3-7.4% of the available CPU. The ASUS Crosshair IV Formula uses a Marvell 8059 Gigabit Ethernet LAN controller and used only 1.82% of the CPU. The MSI 890FXA-GD70 uses the Realtek PCI-E GbLAN controller 8111DL and uses 4.23% of the CPU's capacity. The GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H uses the RealTek 8111D Gigabit Ethernet controller and uses 3.95% of the CPU which is sightly less CPU than the MSI 890FXA-GD70. This places the performance of the GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H comfortably in the middle of the pack.
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Page 2 - GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H Retail Packaging
Page 3 - GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H Board Layout
Page 4 - GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H System BIOS
Page 5 - Legit Reviews Test System
Page 6 - PCMark Vantage
Page 7 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 8 - SiSoft Sandra 2010 Memory Bandwidth
Page 9 - USB3 Testing
Page 10 - Network Throughput
Page 11 - Rightmark Audio Analyzer
Page 12 - Aliens Vs. Predator
Page 13 - System Power Consumption
Page 14 - GIGABYTE 880GMA-UD2H Overclocked
Page 15 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion