The test system listed in the "Installation" section of the review was used for the execution of all benchmarks, which include tests from these packages:
Everest Ultimate Edition 4.20
Performance Test v6.1
» HD Tune 2.53
» Call of Juarez DirectX 10 Benchmark
» Track Mania Nations Forever Benchmark
For comparison purposes, the same components were installed on another motherboard that I may have mentioned once or twice in this review already. The ECS A780GM-A Black Series AMD 780G motherboard
has a similar appearance, bundle of accessories, and now we'll see about the performance.
Windows Vista Home Premium (32-bit) was configured with the drivers located on the CD provided with each motherboard. The hard drive was formatted and defragmented before testing began on either system, and the system was rebooted between each test executed. And as a final configuration note, 64MB of system memory was dedicated to the integrated graphics.
The first two charts are both from the Everest Ultimate Edition suite of benchmarks, and we will lead off with some CPU related tests. Higher values are better for each component listed (ZLib, PhotoWorxx, and Queen), and what we see is that the two systems are rather evenly matched. The A780GM-A does marginally better in the Queen test, while the GF8200A puts up better results in the other two tests.
With the CPU tests out of the way, the more familiar memory tests were executed next. Four sets of results are provided in the chart below in order to gauge the performance of system memory in terms of read speed (in MB/s), memory write speed (in MB/s), memory copy speed (in MB/s), and memory latency (in ns). Higher values are better for the first three values, while lower values are desirable for latency.
The memory performed roughly the same on both boards, but the A780GM-A does hold a slight edge in each of the four portions of the test.