Asrock X58 Extreme3 Review
Futuremarks PC Mark Vantage comes complete with a raft of in-built applications to test the all around capabilities of your system. Although it has many suites available today we're concentrating on the ones that test the motherboard the most.
Our scores here are not too bad at all. The main thing to note if you're planning to compare against some of our previous results is the difference the addition of a SSD makes to the score. You gain thousands.
Once you take the results as they are you can see that again we find the enormous overclock doesn't really provide the end product we'd expect.
Trans-coding is the conversion of a media file from one format to another. It's very CPU and Memory dependant so should hopefully finally give us the result we're seeking. The Wav to WMA result is impressive indeed with the 33% improvement we're hoping to see from our 33% overclock.
VC-1 to WMV9 gives us a very bizarre result in that the stock is faster than the overclock. No we don't understand it either.
DV to WMV9 again returns to the 33% increase we expect.
7zip is a freeware decompression program that supports all archive types. Utilising the in-built benchmark we can see a comprehensive improvement from the overclocked system, with the stock combination of i7 920 and Asrock Extreme3 being very consistent.
wPrime uses a very complex mathematical test that I wont begin to pretend I understand, so I'll leave it to its creator.
"wPrime is a leading multithreaded benchmark for x86 processors that tests your processor performance by calculating square roots with a recursive call of Newton's method for estimating functions, with f(x)=x2-k, where k is the number we're sqrting, until Sgn(f(x)/f'(x)) does not equal that of the previous iteration"
So I hope we're all clear on what it does. The important thing is the results. Once again a mixed bag as when at stock it's slower than we'd expect but the overclock shows good promise.