Sapphire PC-AM2RS790GX Pure 790GX Motherboard Reviewajmatson - March 4, 2009
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The first part of our testing regimen will be the system specific benchmarks.
Let's get started with Apophysis. This program is used primarily to render and generate fractal flame images. We will run this benchmark with the following settings:
- Resolution: 2750x2048
- Quality: 500
- Limit Memory Use: 512MB
The measurement used is time to render, in minutes, to complete.
Lower is Better
WinRAR is a tool to archive and compress large files to a manageable size. We will use 10MB, 100MB and 500MB files and test the time needed to compress these files. Time will be measured in seconds. Lower is better.
For Apophysis, which uses CPU speed, the Sapphire board was a few minutes slower than the Gigabyte board in the stock test. In the Winrar tests the Sapphire board was slightly slower as well.