Virtu MVP performance test

Lucid Virtu MVP finally comes to the AMD platform. In the past, AMD allows you to do CrossFire with the embedded graphics unit with selected graphics cards. With Luvid Virtu MVP, you can basically pair up with any graphics card from NVIDIA or AMD and get a performance boost through the enabling of VSYNC and HyperFormance.

In the test, we pair up the board with a HIS RADEON 7970 graphics card and compare it with a similarly configured Intel Z77 system running the Core i5-3570K processor. The benchmarks are run at 1920×1080 unless specified.

Firstly, 3DMark Vantage in H mode (1680×1050).

From the benchmarks, we can see that in 3DMark Vantage, the scores aren’t that favourable for the AMD platform. The determining factor was the CPU Score that is used to compute the final score. e.g. the BIOSTAR HIFI A85X scores 17106, the  CPU score is only 10161 and GPU is 19452. As for the BIOSTAR TZ77XE4, the score is 22846, CPU is 19959 CPU is 23445. As we can see that resulted in higher score on the Intel platform.

Next we take a look at 3DMark11 (X)

In 3Dmark11 at 1920×1080, the scores narrowed. With the Radeon 7970, we are able 2709 versus 2747 on the Core i5-3570K. When the scores HyperFormance and HyperFormance+VSync turned on, the result is just less than 2%. This score is quite remarkable if you were to compare the cost/performance ratio.

On the next page, we take a look at AVP and Heaven Demo DX11 benchmarks


4 thoughts on “Review of Biostar Hi-Fi A85X Socket FM2 Trinity motherboard with A10-5800K processor”
  1. AMDroid, u r right about the board, I thought i would also get a review on the Audio system,

  2. And the review didn’t touch on the Audio aspect??? That is one of the strengths of this board! The comparo is also invalid, it should be tested with Intel i3s and similar lower-end CPUs, not the more expensive i5s. Of course the more expensive platform would win, and those synthetic benchmarks mean nothing because most of them don’t reflect real-world performance in games and multi-threaded, highly optimized programs. Plus a lot of them are Intel-optimized since they mostly use Intel-compilers which naturally would benefit Intel CPUs more.

    I would like a more comprehensive review of the Audio system on this board since it is one of only two FM2 boards that use the high-end Realtek ALC898 audio chip (the other being the AsRock FM2A85X Extreme 6), most of the other boards use the low-end ALC892 or 888 audio chip. The ALC898 on this board has superior SNR for both output & inputs (109+ dB) and it should be evident in use.

  3. Definitively a nice looking mainboard, the CPU Vcore regulator looks sturdy and all in all it made a good impression to me 🙂
    And for relatively cheap price it offer competitive speed to Intel competitor at premium price. Socket FM2 show a good start!

  4. awesome!

    hope AMD did a good job so Intel will lower their CPU price.

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