Results: HD Tach USB 3.0, 3D Mark Vantage, and Cinebench 11.59HD Tach USB 3.0
Currently the NEC USB 3.0 controller is the only product being used on motherboards for USB 3.0 duty. We expect to see some native USB 3.0 controllers this summer from AMD, but interestingly enough those were developed in conjunction with NEC/Renesas. Still, there are quite a few different firmware revisions out there for these chips, and they could exhibit very different implementations between boards.
The 890FXA-G65 is again among the high end when it comes to performance. All of these boards feature the same NEC USB 3.0 chip, albeit likely a few different revisions thrown in there.
3D Mark Vantage
To make sure that the core logic PCI-E connection is working effectively with the video card, we include the 3D Mark Vantage test. We do not expect to see much variation here, but if there is then we know that something terribly wrong is going on.
That was not very exciting. But it is a good sign that everything is working as it should when it comes to the graphics subsystem performance on these boards.
This particular benchmark is quite revealing in ways due to its reliance not only on CPU speed and core count, but also overall memory performance. While the 890FXA-GD65 was measurably slower than the rest of the group in the memory stream numbers, this is perhaps a better real-world indication of overall memory performance.
All results were essentially the same here, with no significant variation.
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Yes, it is old. But it still
Yes, it is old. But it still is an average sized ATX case… and dusty. Hey, we are on a budget here!
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OMG! My Chieftec Dragon case!
OMG! My Chieftec Dragon case! I’m still using mine for the last 7 years! never thought i’d ever see it in this day and age in a PC review! I on the other hand keep mine very clean Josh 😛
Yeah, those cases are tanks.
Yeah, those cases are tanks. Not a perfect design, but I enjoyed using mine for years and years. Fairly roomy in the day and age of not overly large motherboards or graphics cards.
If the Graphics card blocks
If the Graphics card blocks the sata, and the sata are pointed to the right, what does it matter? When you hook things up you do those first and then the card, and when you want to adjust things you take out the card. It isn’t the best solution, but it shouldn’t make the ports unuseable.
Moreso the issue of heatsink in the way is a bad thing, but you have a 69xx card in there right?
The card was the HD 5870 I
The card was the HD 5870 I tested it with.
As for them being blocked… while I was doing testing I did plug in another hard drive, and it was amazingly annoying to do without removing the video card. Now, it is likely not often that people will swap out drives, but it is not unheard of to add an an extra optical drive, or swap in a Blu-ray drive, or buy another larger data drive (hey, 2 TB drives are dirt cheap these days). So, it was an annoyance to me.
I agree though, that northbridge chipset heatsink was very poorly thought out.
does the msi 890fxa-gd65
does the msi 890fxa-gd65 support virtualization like hyperv in server 2008
The 890FX supports IOMMU in
The 890FX supports IOMMU in hardware. Other than that, all VM support is handled by the CPU. The Phenom II and Athlon II series of processors have robust VM support in hardware.