Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H Review

Test Setup and Power Consumption

Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H Review

Test Setup

We're mainly running the D3H using the AMD A8-5600K APU. Our early experience with this has shown it to be a very willing performer with some of the best integrated graphics around. We'll test with a HD7770 for our gaming benchmarks, but our main comparisons will be against the earlier Llano A4, and the bIntel i3s on both Sandy and Ivy Bridge.

Gigabyte F2A85XM-D3H
AMD Trinity A8-5600K
AMD HD7770
8GB Corsair Dominator
Corsair H100
Corsair HX650 PSU
Corsair Force 3 SSD
Windows 7 x64

Power Consumption

With a small form-factor system, power consumption is very important. You wouldn't want to run a Crossfire HD7970 setup and only browse the internet or watch films with it as both the planet and your electricity bill would suffer. The D3H/A8 combination is extremely frugal considering how much performance it has, topping out at just over 65W at full load.


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Most Recent Comments

31-03-2013, 08:22:28

The AMD-based D3H has all the potential to be a pocket powerhouse. Today we find out if it is.

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31-03-2013, 08:44:13

What an ugly pcb !!!Quote

31-03-2013, 10:47:49

I think it's good to see an AMD setup performing closer to Intel. True you might not be able to get the neatest of setups, but it might be good for someone new to gaming and custom PCs.Quote

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