Gigabyte 890FX-A UD7 Review
Everest Ultimate Edition
At stock, unsurprisingly, all three boards perform pretty much the same. The extra overclocking performance of the UD7 shines through when compared to both the MSI and ASUS offerings. It's almost like the kick-on from 4GHz to 4.2GHz finally frees up the 1090T to do its thing.
This is curious. Everything being equal we should have fairly identical memory results, but the UD7 trails in a little behind the 870A and CH4E. Although the overclock gives us a serious boost, it's not quite as amazing as we were hoping for. Lets see if the other testing bear this result out or if it's an anomoly.
What better place to start than with rendering. Something that definitely requires as much memory performance as possible. Here the UD7 shines. Running with an identical setup it scores 0.15 points more than its competition. Although that might appear small, in CineBench terms it's a serious improvement.
When we apply our overclock it rockets up, as you'd expect. What we didn't expect is to get a nearly linear "clock for result" improvement. Really demonstrating that the UD7 doesn't take any performance away from our setup.
The freeware Persistence Of Vision Raytracing program nicely backs up our CineBench results with the UD7 gaining an edge on the MSI and ASUS boards. The most impressive result is that when overclocked the 890FX-A UD7 gives us over 1000 Pixels Per Second Per CPU. Incredible.