Gaming Performance

The Unreal Tournament 3 results are a little strange as the Gigabyte 870A-UD3 was a full 15fps faster than the MSI 870A-G54 at 1024x768. In turn, the MSI board was 3fps faster than the Asrock 880GMH/USB3, a result that was repeated when we looked at 1920x1200 resolution performance. The Gigabyte 870A-UD3 was fast enough to outperform the Phenom II X6 1090T configuration. The reason for the extra performance is not clear.

Although the Gigabyte 870A-UD3 remained the fastest budget AM3 motherboard tested when playing CoH: Opposing Fronts, the margins were too small to make point out any significant differences.

Far Cry 2 favored the MSI 870A-G54 by a couple of frames per second, and in the process taking over the second spot on top of the the Phenom II X6 1090T configuration at both tested resolutions.

This time testing with Resident Evil 5 the Gigabyte 870A-UD3 and MSI 870A-G54 motherboards both delivered the exact same performance, while the Asrock 880GMH/USB3 was once again a few frames per second behind.