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 software programs running. The Patriot Sector 5 memory modules were run in double-channel mode at 1333MHz with 7-7-7-20 timings. The ATI Radeon HD graphics cards were tested with 10.3 CATALYST suite drivers. The ASRock 890GX Extreme3 motherboard was running BIOS version 1.1. The AMD 910e processor was running at the default clock of 2.6GHz.
AMD Test Bench
Processor AMD Phenom II 910e Motherboard ASRock 890GX Extreme3 Live Pricing Memory 4GB Patriot Sector 5 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 HX1000 Live Pricing