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ASUS A88X-Pro FM2+ Motherboard Review

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Test System and Testing Procedures

Processor AMD A10-7850K APU (Retail)
CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-U12S with Noctua NT-H1 thermal compound
Power Supply
Enermax Platimax 1000W 80 Plus Platinum PSU
Memory Patriot Viper 3 “Black Mamba” Low-Profile 2x8GB DDR3 Memory 2100 MHz CL11
Storage OCZ Agility 4 256GB SSD (OS), OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD (test drive), Vantec NexStar (USB 3.0 enclosure).
Graphics AMD Integrated R7 Graphics
Drivers 1001 BIOS update, AMD Chipset Driver V8.0.915.0 and AMD Catalyst 14.4RC1
Case NZXT H440
Router Cisco E3200 stock firmware
Operating System Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP-1 with latest patches and updates

Latest working BIOS, updates and drivers were used at the time of the review. Each test was conducted at least three times for accuracy.

System Benchmarks


  • wPrime 32M
  • Aida64 Engineer 4.30.2900
  • CineBench R15
  • PCMark 8 v2.0.228
  • WinRAR 5.01
  • Handbrake 0.9.9
  • x264 FHD 1.0.1

Subsystem Testing

  • CrystalDisk Mark for SATA and USB tests
  • DPC Latency
  • Rightmark Audio Analyzer 6.4.0
  • Passmark Performance Test 8.0 – Network Speed Graph

Gaming Benchmarks


  • 3DMark11 v1.0.132 – Performance Preset
  • 3DMark (Firestrike test)  v1.2.362 – Default Preset
  • Tomb Raider – Built-in Benchmark, Medium preset on 1080p
  • Bioshock Infinite – Built-in Benchmark, Medium preset on 1080p
  • Battlefield 3 (Single Player) – Fraps 3.5.99, Medium preset on 1080p, Operation Swordbreaker Campaign
  • Battlefield 4 (Multiplayer) – Fraps 3.5.99, DX11 Medium preset on 1080p, Golmud Railway map on 64-player server


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