ASUS M3A78-EMH HDMI AMD 780G Motherboard

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We ran both the AMD 780G and Intel G35 platforms through Futuremark’s latest system performance metric built especially for Windows Vista, PCMark Vantage. Our first hiccup came when the 780G system wouldn’t progress past the initial hardware scan. It turned out that one of the benchmark’s DLLs was failing to recognize the chipset and thus hanging up. A replacement file from AMD took us past that point. We’re always skeptical of tweaked .dlls coming from hardware vendors, but the fix was posted to Futuremark’s site and all was good. The next hang-up came from Intel’s G35 failing two of the eight test suites. As a result, Vantage refused to assign the G35 an overall score. Those tests that were scored are reflected below.

The ASUS and Gigabyte motherboards trade blows here. ASUS’ M3A78-EMH HDMI comes out ahead in four of the seven individual suites. When all is said and done, though, the Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H pulls out a slim overall victory by less than one percent.

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