AMD Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition and ECS A890GXM-A2 Review
SiSoft Sandra allows us to see how a system performs in a set of synthetic tests which ensure repeatable comparisons across a wide range of products.
For memory bandwidth results on the AMD platform we see results which are in-line with the rest of the Phenom 2 range. SATA 6GB/s performance is good, though not quite at the level of the Intel/Marvell chipsets.
USB 3.0 performance varies depending on the controller used. We always like to see NEC controllers on our boards as they are fast and stable with good driver support. This shows in the P67/55 results which are very good. ECS however use a different controller and the results do suffer because of this, though they still significantly exceed anything possible on USB 2.0.