ASUS M5A99FX Pro R2.0 Motherboard Review - Test System, Testing Methods and Performance Tuning

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Benchmarking

To test all systems, processors, and motherboards, Hi Tech Legion has compiled a list of popular programs to test performance; these benchmarks are taken from programs that are available to the public. We have compiled these to create the Hi Tech Legion Benchmark Suite, which includes system, graphics, processor, rendering, compression, and word processing. All scores will be graphed for each specific test under its category: video benchmarks (gaming will be rated in FPS: Frames per second), system scores will be graded by numbers which are given as results by their respective programs, higher will be better unless otherwise specified. If file compression is chosen, then all times will be in seconds. All temperatures will be measured in Celsius. LAN Speed test v3 will be conducted with another Gigabit ethernet (Intel 82579V) capable system running the LAN Speed Test server plugged in to the Gigabit router with 6ft. long Cat5e cables.

Systems

Test System

  • Processor: AMD FX-8350
  • Motherboard: ASUS M5A99FX PRO
  • CPU Cooler: Phanteks TC14PE
  • Memory: 2x4GB Kingston HyperX 1600MHz Dual Channel DDR3
  • Video Card: AMD HD6990 (Catalyst 12.10)
  • Storage: Corsair Force GT 180GB (OS), OCZ Vertex 4 256GB (Test Drive)
  • USB 3.0 flash drive: Patriot Supersonic XT 32GB USB drive
  • Power Supply: Enermax Platimax 1000W PSU
  • Router: Linksys E3200 Router
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with SP1, Windows 8 Pro

 

 

Benchmarks

System Benchmarks

  • PCMark 7
  • Cinebench (R11.5)
  • AIDA 64 (Cache and Memory)
  • WinRAR

Connectivity Benchmarks

  • LAN SpeedTest v3
  • USB 3.0
  • SATA III 6.0 Gb/s

Multimedia Benchmarks

  • Handbrake
  • X264 5.0

Gaming

  • 3DMark 11
  • Battlefield 3
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

 

Performance Tuning

Overclocked

Performance Tuning was done through the BIOS with the following settings:

  • Ai Overclock Tuner: Manual
  • CPU Ratio: 25
  • AMD Turbo Core: Disabled
  • Memory Frequency: DDR3-1600Mhz
  • CPU Spread Spectrum: Disabled
  • PCIe Spread Spectrum: Disabled
  • CPU & NB Voltage: Manual
  • CPU Manual Voltage: 1.5V
  • DRAM Voltage: 1.65
  • CPU LLC: Ultra High
  • CPU Current Capability: 130%
  • CPU Power Phase Control: Optimized
  • CPU Power Duty Control: T.Probe
  • Cool'n'Quiet: Disabled
  • C1E: Disabled
  • Core C6 State: Disabled

 

 

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