Gigabyte MA770T UD3P AM3 Motherboard

Synthetic Benchmarks Continued. & Gaming

CinebenchR10 analyses the speed at which a processor renders a high resolution image and outputs a score accordingly. The test was carried out in singlethreaded and multithreaded mode.

Passmark is an "all round" testing suite and so this is a splendid way to test the system's components when mated with the MA770T UD3P. No problems here.
PCMark Vantage
Once more, here we have another all rounder of a benchmark. PCMark Vantage however tries to be more relevant to typical system usage and as such isn't quite as "synthetic". Once again, our testbed performs exactly as it should.

Here we enter more GPU specific realms however CPU plays a substantial priority with this particular benchmark.
Race Driver GRID
So how well does our testbed game? Pretty well I'd say. Racedriver GRID focuses on the GPU here however at our test resolution of 1280x1024, the Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition does have a say in the magnitude of frames per second.

Microsoft Flight Simulator X
Microsoft Flight Simulator X is a very CPU dependant game even in high resolutions. Regardless, the AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black performs very well here even when paired with a GeForce 8800GT 512mb.
Far Cry 2
Far Cry 2 is a more recent release that features a very sophisticated benchmark tool, allowing for a fixed set of parameters and conditions for accurate results. Once more, our test setup has no problems in dealing with this particularly demanding game.
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Most Recent Comments

17-09-2009, 08:17:14

"Is an updated southbridge and a sprinkle of copper sufficient to see the successful return of the AMD 770 Northbridge? Let's find out..." - by Mul.

Gigabyte MA770T UD3P AM3 MotherboardQuote

17-09-2009, 09:43:32

For it's price, the mobo is a complete bargain. If ur looking at the mid £60 price mark, ur not looking for an extreme sli/xfire with 50x usb ports and 10 iee etc.

£6x, a good cpu and a gfxcard (tbh spend most of ur cash on the gfxcard imo) - and u got the gaming rig right there.

I always hesitate when seeing the pwm with no cooler on it, this always suggests to me that long term oc'ing is going to be minor %ages to be safe. Might be irrational, but I do look at pwm temps and worry (after frying some mobos also).

I'd like to know more about the onboard sound and the lan version if u can Mul.

Great review. These mobos should be turning heads.Quote

17-09-2009, 09:51:26

The sound quality is amazing*. I've got a Audigy 2 (ok not cutting edge but still) and it blows it into the weeds.

*790X but same Sound chipset.Quote

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