Legit Motherboard Reviews
Asrock AM2V890-VSTA & MSI K9A Platinum Motherboards
|Product:||AMD Socket AM2 Motherboards by VIA and ATI|
|Date:||Tue, Aug 22, 2006 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Jason Petermann -|
The Tests: Overall System Performance - World Bench 5
PC World; WorldBench 5.0
WorldBench 5 runs on PCs using the Home, Professional, Media Center, and Tablet PC versions of Windows XP. Fifteen applications (counting the components of Office XP), make up the WorldBench 5 suite.
Scores are very close here, with the Asrock board just trailing by one to the MSI. As we look at these tests, we need to remember two things: 1. Default settings on the boards should give us very similiar scores. 2. The Asrock is a budget board compared to the MSI being a more enthusiast geared board.
Pretty much a dead heat here. The boards trade off the lead as they battle in the worldbench suite. Let's look at the rest of the results for this bechmark suite.
Page 1 - A Look at the Boards
Page 2 - A Closer Look: The Asrock AM2V890-VSTA Specs
Page 3 - A Closer Look: The Asrock AM2V890-VSTA Layout
Page 4 - A Closer Look: The Asrock AM2V890-VSTA Bios
Page 5 - A Closer Look: The MSI K9A Platinum Specs
Page 6 - A Closer Look: The MSI K9A Platinum Layout
Page 7 - A Closer Look: The MSI K9A Platinum Bios
Page 8 - The Test Setup
Page 9 - The Tests: Overall System Performance - World Bench 5
Page 10 - The Tests: Overall System Performance - World Bench 5 Continued
Page 11 - The Tests: Overall System Performance and Memory Bandwidth
Page 12 - The Tests: 3D and Gaming Performance
Page 13 - The Tests: Overclocking
Page 14 - The Conclusion