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Gigabyte 990FX-Gaming AM3+ Motherboard Review

Cinebench

We used the ‘CPU’ test built into Cinebench R15 .

cinebench

Handbrake Conversion

We measured the average frame rate achieved for a task of converting a 1.23GB 1080P game recording using the High Profile setting and MP4 container.

handbrake

7-Zip

We manually archive a 1.23GB MP4 game recording to test the performance in 7-Zip.

7-zip

Cinebench and Handbrake show good gains from overclocking the system using Gigabyte’s motherboard. Their media-related workloads can help to boost productivity when healthy CPU and CPU NB clock increases are applied.

File archival in 7-Zip also completes a little quicker when Gigabyte’s board is overclocked. However, the difference is not overly significant.

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