Biostar TA890FXE Review

Memory & I/O

Memory & SATA Performance

SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility capable of benchmarking the performance of individual components inside a PC.

Here, the Biostar falls marginally behind the ASRock in terms of memory performance. However once one takes error margins into account, there is simply no way the difference could translate into a real world performance deficit.


Everest Ultimate Edition's memory testing suite determines the performance of your memory and your system's memory controller. Both Read and Write operations are tested.

Everest's Memory Read/Write tests suggest a different outcome, where the Biostar based testbed boasts a further 300MB/sec advantage in read performance.

Hard Disk Performance

SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility capable of benchmarking the performance of individual components inside a PC.

As both motherboards utilise the same SB850 southbridge it comes to no surprise that Hard Disk Drive performance is near identical with our Spinpoint F1 320GB Hard Disk Drive.

HDTune

HDTune analyses the performance and health of your Hard Disk Drive. It's comprehensive test will determine minimum, maximum and average transfer rates.

HDTune reaffirms Sandra's verdict on Hard Disk Drive performance.

Next we will cover System Wide and Gaming performance.

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14-09-2010, 05:49:34

Alicarve

14-09-2010, 06:32:46

tinytomlogan
Edited, although the link is the same, it is working now Quote

14-09-2010, 06:49:44

Alicarve
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post

Edited, although the link is the same, it is working now
ok just thought i should warn you it is weird with the pcie slots all being together thoughQuote

14-09-2010, 07:05:25

alienware
Tis a bit Richard that one.

Firstly the colour scheme is horrid. Red and black? win. Red black and white? lose.

The slot layout is absolutely awful meaning you could (as has been pointed out) only get away with dual double slotters, meaning the whole excercise is a bit pointless.

And the price? 'sa bad kitty.. The MSI fuzion thing reviewed last week costs less, looks a metric ton of poo better and is an MSI. I know it only had two PCIE slots (full size) but you ain't giving up anything considering this one here is laid out so that you can only use two at once any way.

I mean, who would want to fit single slot cards into a high performance PC?

So the MSI wins the day here for me. It also has Lucid and costs less (though arguably not by much) but when you consider that Lucid chip and the royalties cost a pretty penny? It just packs the mud down even harder over the grave of the Biostar's sealed fate.Quote

14-09-2010, 13:26:48

silenthill
(lack of ability to recover from failed overclocks) now that is a big problem and I don't recommend buying this board only if there is a solution with a later BIOS update.

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