|Motherboards||FM2: Asus F2A85V PROGigabyte F2A85XN-WIFI|
|Ram||Kingston HyperX Gray 4 GB (2x2GB)G.Skill RipJawX 2133MHz|
|CPU Cooler||Thermalright SI-128|
|Hard Drives||Seagate Barracuda XT 3TB|
|SSD||1x OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SATA III 6Gb/s SSD|
There is not much difference between the other A85X motherboards on the market. Though the Gigabyte F2A85XN-WIFI tends to score a tad under the Asus F2A85-V Pro. The mixed workload that includes the GPU and storage seems to favor the Asus board slightly. However, the Gigabyte board does really well in the Computational benchmark.
There is virtually no difference when comes to data encryption.
With video transcoding, again, there is essentially no difference at all.
Same result with the Cinebench 11.5 CPU test.
Though, in the OpenGL test, the Gigabyte board scored a tad lower than the Asus board.
If we want to be nick-picking we can see that when comes to gaming with the integrated GPU, the Gigabyte’s board again just trails the Asus’s ATX board ever so slightly. Though, we doubt anyone would be able to tell any difference between the two boards.
Since the F2A85XN-WIFI uses AMD A85X for the storage controller, its performance is in line with what we would expect out of the chipset. AMD A85X chipset’s SATA 6 Gbps controller is still lagging behind the Intel’s offering but the board is consistent with other A85X boards.