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Tuesday, 03 March 2009 13:26

Elitegroup AM3 DDR3 benched - 2 Features, Testbed

Written by Eliot Kucharik

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Review: AM3 does not benefit from DDR3


Features:
AMD 790GX/SB750
4-phase VRM
Realtek ALC888C
Realtek RTL8111C PCIe Gb LAN controller
JMB361 eSATA II controller
ITE IT8726F-S super I/O controller
ICS9LPRS471CKL clock generator
passive cooling of chipsets/VRM
8Mb BIOS, version  2.62
Mainboard Revision: 1.0

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Slots:
2x PCIe 2.0 x16
2x PCIe x1
2x PCI

Memory:
4x Dual-Channel DDR3-slots for PC2-10667U memory up to 8GB

Storage:
6-Port SATA II featuring RAID 0, 1, 5, 0+1, JBOD
1-Port IDE
1-Port eSATA 

Backpanel ports:
1x PS/2 keyboard
1x PS/2 mouse
1x HDMI
1x VGA
1x Gb LAN
6x USB 2.0
7.1 analog output
1x CMOS-reset-button


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Accessories:
4x SATA cable (2 angeled 90°)
1x IDE cable
(may change because we got only an engineering sample)


BIOS features:
Bus Speeds: auto, 190MHz to 400MHz in 1MHz increments
Memory Ratios: auto, Limit, 400, 533, 667, 800
HT speeds: Auto, 2.0GHz, 1.8GHz, 1GHz, 800MHz, 600MHz, 400MHz, 200MHz DRAM command rate: n/a
DRAM timing control: Auto, manual
CPU Clock Multiplier: n/a
CPU Voltage: auto, disabled, +20mV to +300mV in 20mV increments
CPU PLL Voltage: n/a
DRAM Voltage: Auto, disabled, +10mV to +630mV in 10mV increments
Northbridge Voltage: Auto, disabled, +5mV to +315mV in 5mV increments


Testbed:

Motherboard:
ECS Elitegroup A790GXM-AD3 (provided by Elitegroup)
AMD 790GX/SB750

CPU:
AMD Phenom II 810 (provided by AMD)

CPU-Cooler:
Scythe Andy Samurai Master (provided by Scythe-Europe)

Memory:
Kingston 3GB Kit (only 2 used) PC3-16000U KHX16000D3T1K3/3GX (provided by Kingston)
CL7-7-7-20 CR2T at 1.55V

Graphics Card:
Jetway Radeon HD3870 (provided by mec-electronics)

Power supply:
Seasonic S12II 500W

Hard disk:
Western Digital WD4000KD (provided by Ditech)

Case fans:
SilenX iXtrema Pro 14dB(A) (provided by PC-Cooling.at)
Scythe DFS122512LS

Case:
Cooler Master Stacker 831 Lite (provided by Cooler Master)


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