ASUS M3A78-EMH HDMI AMD 780G Motherboard

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Cinebench and USB Performance


 Cinebench R10
 3D Rendering Benchmarks

Cinebench, based on Maxon’s CINEMA 4D rendering tool, is a processor-intensive test having less to do with the chipsets we’re pitting against each other. Release 10 of the benchmark features a new scene that incorporates light sources, procedural shaders, ambient occlusion, and multi-level reflections.

We all looked at the Cinebench results from the 780G sneak peek and commented on how evenly matched our AMD- and Intel-based platforms really were. AMD clearly did its homework when it was pricing the Athlon X2 4850e. The chip hangs right alongside the dual-core Pentium E2200 in Cinebench.

 USB Performance
 Testing Transfer Speeds

ATI’s chipsets have, in the past, taken flak for lackluster USB 2.0 transfer speeds. Now that AMD has taken over, we were curious to see how that story has changed. To test, we attached a 500GB Maxtor OneTouch II drive to the AMD and Intel platforms and timed the transfer of a 500MB folder of music, movies, Web pages, and documents of various sizes.

From our 780G preview:

There’s some variance between the 780G numbers with and without Hybrid Graphics, despite the many times we ran these numbers. Nevertheless, the real story seems to be that AMD and Intel are on par here. When you divide the numbers out, you get between 11.1MB/s and 10MB/s of throughput.

The ASUS board puts down similar numbers to Gigabyte’s 780G platform.

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