Asus M4A89TD PRO
SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility capable of benchmarking the performance of individual components inside a PC.
The CPU arithmetic test ascertains the processor's capabilities in terms of numerical operations. Two subtests named Dhrystone and Whetstone are carried out respectively. This is not a measure of latency and thus higher is better.
This particular synthetic benchmark shows a near perfect correlation between overclocking and it's related performance increases. The scores achieved are excellent for a Quad Core processor of it's pricetag. Both the 890FX and it's less feature rich sibling perform very similarly in this test.
The CPU Multimedia Test focuses on CPU based operations that may occur during multimedia based tasks. The magnitude of the score depends on the processor's ability to handle Integer, Float and Double data types.
Again there is very little in this test that would separate these two motherboards.
CPU Queen is based on branch prediction and the misprediction penalties that are involved.
PhotoWorxx as the name may suggest tests processors by means of invoking functions that are common to Photo Manipulation including Fill, Flip, Crop, Rotate, Difference and Colour to B&W conversion.
This is an integer based benchmark that will test the CPU and Memory by means of the CPU ZLib compression library.
On the whole, Everest Ultimate Edition's CPU benchmarks have shown the Phenom II X4 965BE to be a rather potent choice for an upper midrange system. At any rate it's quite clear that the Asus M4A89TD PRO is complementing the processor very well. Again, significant gains are exhibited from the +500MHz overclock.
WinRAR's embedded Benchmark focuses on the processor's File Compression capability.
The Phenom II X4 965BE fairs reasonably well with File Compression based tasks. Most users will feel far from short changed with the results obtained.