|Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 AMD FM2 Motherboard|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Motherboards|
|Written by Hank Tolman|
|Thursday, 25 October 2012|
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Motherboard Testing Methodology
Motherboards are a tricky component to test. Comparing one motherboard to another in terms of component performance doesn't really work out well, because the tests are focused on the individual components. The motherboard brings them all together and helps them work in tandem to run your system smoothly. Because of that, it is better to test the actual features of the motherboard.
The Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 really sports itself as a mainstream motherboard made specifically for the high-end Trinity APUs to be used for gaming or more intensive processing tasks. The USB 3X charging capability is touted as well. In order to test the Gigabyte F2A85X-UP4 motherboard, I'll be using some synthetic system benchmarks like AIDA64 and PCMark 07. I'll throw in a couple of game tests, but keep in mind that those tests won't really show the motherboard performance, but the GPU performance. Finally, I'll test the USB charging ability, since that is one of the touted features.