ASRock 890GX Extreme3
Memory & SATA Performance
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 Extreme3 pulls slightly behind the M4A89GTD in the SiSoft test. Both remain in roughly the correct ballpark for DDR3-1600 at a NB frequency of 2000MHz.
Everest Ultimate Edition's memory testing suite determines the performance of your memory and your system's memory controller. Both Read and Write operations are tested.
The trend continues as the ASRock falls short yet again. This is not enough to make a real world difference but it's certainly notable in these synthetic benchmarks.
Hard Disk Performance
HDTune analyses the performance and health of your Hard Disk Drive. It's comprehensive test will determine minimum, maximum and average transfer rates.
With both motherboards sporting the same SB850 Southbridge, it is definitely not a surprise to learn that Hard Disk Drive performance is roughly the same. Let's move on...