MSI 890FXA-GD70 Review
Benchmarks Part Two
PC Mark Vantage
Things return to normal with PC Mark Vantage though. Throughout we see the beef of the 1090T sparkling when combined with the 890FXA-GD70.
POV-Ray, a freeware raytracer, gives us two scores. The average relates to how many "Pixels Per Second" your system is capable of rendering. Then some behind-the-scenes trickery shows how hard each core is working. Normally systems with a lot of cores, such as our test rig today, have high averages but a low Per-CPU score by virtue of the diminishing returns you get from adding more and more cores.
Despite this the GD70 really shines and when overclocked gives us a staggering average of 1000 PPS, Per-CPU. There definitely isn't any bottleneck from the motherboard.
Describing results can be a thankless task. After all you can see them below in the pretty graph, and to say we got a better score when overclocked than stock is like pointing out the sky is blue. However what makes it all worthwhile is when you get results like we see here from SiSoft Sandra. Stock results are not bad at all, but when overclocked this motherboard flies. The improvement is impressive. Naturally it's tempered by the overclock itself, but it's still good to see that you don't lose any of the performance gain.
Although more of a test of the CPU and RAM speed than anything, nonetheless wPrime nicely emphasises our results and how the GD70 is capable of handling almost anything you can throw at it.