Our Test Machine:
|Asus Crosshair IV Formula Motherboard|
|8GB of OCZ DDR3 PC3-16000|
|NZXT Hades Crafted Series case|
|OCZ Solid 2 Series 60GB|
|AMD Phenom™II 1090T|
|NVIDIA GTX 280|
|Tuniq Ensemble 1200 Watt PSU|
|LG SATA DVD-RW with Lightscribe.|
We took the liberty to use two RAM kits of 4 GB each to put this system up to 8GB RAM and with running a 64Bit operating system we were able to take full advantage of all 8 Gigs. Also using a solid state drive as the primary hard drive, the system was really responsive.
|Windows 7 x64bit Home Premium|
|Nvidia GeForce/Ion Drive Release 18.104.22.16845|
|All Operating system Updates|
The New 890FX Chipset:
890FX chipset explained.
With the release of a new processor with six cores comes with the need to optimize the additional cores with the rest of the board. The release of new 890FX chipset does just what is needed.
|CPU tab showing the processor name of K10||Memory specifications|
Quick run through the CPU-Z screens shows off what the Phenom™ II 1090T Processor has to offer us. Looking over the listed specifications for the processor and the rest of the test system, we expected some impressive numbers and from the benchmarks we about about to show you, we weren’t let down.