Following the principles described in the About HWBOT Testlab article, we spend some time testing the new FM2-based mainboard from GIGABYTE. The F2A85X-UP4 is GIGABYTE’s most high-end SKU in the FM2 line-up featuring, as the PR reads, technologies such as Ultra Durable 5, Dual UEFI 3D BIOS, Digital Power delivery, triple display support and Lucid Virtu MVP. Over the course of two weeks, we tested the F2A85X-UP4 on several occasions inside the GIGABYTE headquarters.
In the spirit of the HWBOT Testlab philosophy, we conducted our own testing with no interference of any of the vendor representatives, unless requested. In this report, we will provide you as much information as possible on how to achieve the same P10002 benchmark result with the F2A85X-UP4. This includes the BIOS settings, test system details, BIOS files and a full run-down of all preliminary benchmark results. Enjoy!
1. Official Product Description
The flagship GIGABYTE FM2 series motherboard comes in the shape of the GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 motherboard, designed to push AMD A-Series APUs to the limit with GIGBAYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 technology. Digital power controllers ensure high capacity, high current power delivery which, when coupled with high speed memory support, combine to push the onboard AMD 7000 series graphics processor to the absolute maximum.
2. Test Configuration Details
To conduct our testing, we used the following components:
- AMD A10-5800K (x3)
- GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4 (PCB v1.0)
- G.SKILL RipjawsZ F3-19200CL9Q-16GBZMD 2x4GB
- Corsair AX1200i PSU
- Der8auer Fusion rev3 CPU pot
- Windows 7 (64-bit)
The mainboard used was a PVT sample with PCB v1.0. The PVT sample is identical in lay-out and specification to the mass production samples, which means that the results, bios and settings provided in this article are compatible with a retail product. CPU-wise, we had 3 different A10-5800K samples available for our testing, but we only used two (#0003 and #0065). It was the second CPU that achieved the the Testlab Verified P10002.
3. HWBOT Testlab Verified Score
After a two-week testing period, the final Testlab Verified score achieved was P10002 in 3DMark Vantage Performance. The CPU was clocked to 5242MHz, the IMC to 3495 MHz and the system memory to DDR3-2666 CL10-13-13-30. The IGPclk ratio was set to 1275MHz in BIOS which, multiplied by 1.241, results in an approximate clock frequency of 1.58GHz. There is no information on the exact clock frequency as both GPU-Z and the BIOS does not give correct information on current frequency.
Underneath you can find the HWBOT submission information and verification screenshot.
4. Detailed BIOS Configuration Settings
Using Q-Flash, we also saved the used BIOS (including OC profiles) for your information. Disclaimer: using any of the Testlab BIOS or related profiles is entirely on your own risk. Most of the profiles are used for extreme overclocking purposes and are not for regular usage. Don’t try if you don’t know what you’re doing!
For this report, we have two sets of BIOS settings: one for air overclocking and one for LN2 overclocking.
AIR BIOS settings (P8361)
LN2 BIOS settings (P10002)
5. Other Benchmark Results
During our testing we obtained much more results than just the P10002 Testlab Verified one. For the purpose of full transparency, we like to share these initial testing results along with the final score. Hopefuly this will provide you with more information on the scaling as well as give you a couple of targets when doing your own overclocking attempts.
|Benchmark||Score||Cooling||CPUclk||IMCclk||DRAMclk||Bclk||IGPratio (IGPclk)||HWBOT link||Screenshot|
|3DMark11 Performance (GT1)||10.89||LN2||5117||3494||1331||124.8||1275||N/A||link|
|3DMark11 Performance (GT1)||10.45||LN2||4993||3494||1331||124.8||1175||N/A||link|
|3DMark11 Performance (GT1)||9.98||LN2||5111||3276||1223||131.1||1150||N/A||link|
|3DMark11 Performance (Physics)||20.09||LN2||5992||3494||1331||124.8||N/A||N/A||link|
|3DMark11 Performance (Combined)||9.67||LN2||5111||3276||1223||131.1||1150||N/A||link|
|3DMark Vantage Performance||10002||LN2||4993||3494||1333||124.8||1275||link||link|
|3DMark Vantage Performance||9945||LN2||4993||3494||1333||124.8||1275||N/A||link|
|3DMark Vantage Performance||9754||LN2||4993||3494||1333||124.8||1175||N/A||link|
|3DMark Vantage Performance||9321||LN2||5111||3407||1223||131.1||1150||N/A||link|
|3DMark Vantage Performance||8548||LN2||4194||3051||1048||131.1||1150||N/A||link|
|3DMark Vantage Performance||8361||AIR||4456||2359||1223||131.1||925||N/A||link|
6. Media Gallery
7. More Information
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