MSI 870A Fuzion Power Edition EXCLUSIVE Review
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.
We commence on a good note, identifying all platforms performing nigh on identically. The gains exhibited by the overclocked 1090T are in line with what would be expected of a 4.0GHz AMD K10.
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
A similar story unfolds with the CPU Multimedia test. No surprises here!
CPU Queen is based on branch prediction and the misprediction penalties that are involved.
The delights of branch prediction have nothing on these systems. All of these scores are higher than average. Meanwhile the 870A Power Edition hangs on tightly to the other two motherboards, despite being based on a chipset that's one generation senior.
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.
Strangely, the Photoworxx benchmark revealed a slightly inferior stock 3.20GHz score for the MSI. This is more than likely within the error margin of this particular benchmark and we wouldn't particularly expect the board to be the cause.
This is an integer based benchmark that will test the CPU and Memory by means of the CPU ZLib compression library.
Next we'll be taking a look at rendering based and system wide benchmarks