Biostar TA785GE

Synthetic Benchmarks

Synthetic Benchmarks
Lavalys Everest
Once again the ever-reliable Lavalys Everest Benchmark suite gets called into action. With a suite of benchmarks that test the major aspects of the architecture we're going to use the CPU and Memory benchmarks today. The CPU benchmark were around the level that was reached in the previous test of this chip, although the Biostar did provide a small increase over the 785G that was on test then. Demonstrating that even at stock speeds this motherboard is no slouch.
The memory tests were very uniform with surprising speeds across all operations.
7Zip is a free archiving utility available in both 32 and 64 bit variants. The built in benchmark was run with default settings of a 32MB dictionary and utilising all four cores of the CPU. Again we saw a very steady set of results with neither the compression nor the decompression showing much variance.
Super Pi
Super Pi is an old standard that is really useful for testing CPUs and not quite so handy for testing motherboards. Although with such strict timing it can highlight huge flaws if there are any. As with our previous results the Biostar TA785GE provided a very solid set of results.
PCMark Vantage 64
PCMark Vantage is a very handy suite of benchmarks that really tests a systems ability to to hand most of the tasks that a user will put it to including application loading and video playback. The Biostar handled this with aplomb demonstrating that it may be mATX and very handy as an HTPC, it's also no slouch as part of a desktop system.
All in all a very fine set of results with no numbers being earth-shattering, but at the same time nothing that set alarm bells ringing either.
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Most Recent Comments

11-12-2009, 16:04:12

Good review, though I was surprised at the lack of HDMI/SPDIF. I really thought they'd be standard on a MATX board with onboard GFX now. Seems like a great board for what it does, but it doesn't exactly do what you want. Not sure what Biostar are trying to do with this one.Quote

11-12-2009, 16:31:49

Didn't think of that tbh, and ur right.

I almost feel now that the mobo looks like it's perhaps 1 of 3 in a range or something, and this is the 'lite' edition.

£57 is kinda over stretching that thought tho.

Other than that, it does look like it does it's best to do what it is equipped with well enough. Biostar have made some mobos that similarly perform very well at what they offer.

I get the feeling now that this is a mobo shipped out to plug a previous generation gap for those who's mobos might have crapped out. Again tho, £57 aint right and I'm sure ASRock's attempts would be that much better and more equipped at doing that.

Complaints aside, the onboard managing over 30fps in that FarCry2 bench, even if maybe out of character, is fair for the HD4200. HTPC mobo - not really, but do able with more kit. Gaming pc - not really, but do able with more kit.

Odd one, great review.Quote

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