MSI 870A Fuzion Power Edition EXCLUSIVE Review

CPU Performance


CPU 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.

CPU Arithmetic

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.

CPU Multimedia

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

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.

CPU Photoworxx

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

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Most Recent Comments

24-09-2010, 07:28:41

MSI have really got a winner with this M/B, for that price I'm thinking of buying one and building a AMD system to play around with.


24-09-2010, 08:50:09

And for how long did that OC genie work ?

great looking board....Quote

24-09-2010, 08:57:06

El Gappo
When he pressed the OC genie button it automatically opened up an msn chat with me

Cheers for the heads up tom, board looks mental.Quote

24-09-2010, 09:03:52

"The 870A Fuzion is akin to engines such as VW Group's 1.4TSI Petrol. Upon face value, it is a bog standard 4 cylinder engine with not a lot going for it. However, with its Turbo Charger + Super Charger combo setup, it pushes out peak performance (~175bhp) similar to many 2.0 engines." -That is the engine i have in my Seat Leon!! Love it! If this board is the really rules! ;-)Quote

24-09-2010, 09:03:56

Originally Posted by El Gappo View Post

When he pressed the OC genie button it automatically opened up an msn chat with me
Aaaa it opened up the fridge here i was wondering when he was going to close it again

I have the MSI P55-GD65 and the OC genie button works like Poo Quote

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