Asus Crosshair IV Extreme
SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility capable of benchmarking the performance of individual components inside a PC.
The CPU arithmetic test ascertains the processor's capabilities in terms of numerical operations. Two subtests named Dhrystone and Whetstone are carried out respectively. This is not a measure of latency and thus higher is better.
Unsurprisingly, the Crosshair IV Extreme commences our testing with scores that nicely match the Crosshair IV Formula and the recently reviewed 870A Fuzion PE. As the man responsible for testing almost all of OC3D's Socket AM3 motherboards, let me assure you that these results are exactly as expected.
The CPU Multimedia Test focuses on CPU based operations that may occur during multimedia based tasks. The magnitude of the score depends on the processor's ability to handle Integer, Float and Double data types
Once again a similar story with CPU Multimedia. Strong gains are shown by our overclock in the region of 4.00GHz.
CPU Queen is based on branch prediction and the misprediction penalties that are involved.
Everest's CPU benchmark suite usually tends to offer similar outcomes. The Queen benchmark also shows a level set of results.
PhotoWorxx as the name may suggest tests processors by means of invoking functions that are common to Photo Manipulation including Fill, Flip, Crop, Rotate, Difference and Colour to B&W conversion.
Photoworxx performance has a tendency to fluctuate and so its often required to repeat the benchmark quite a lot to determine concordant results. Regardless, the CH4 Extreme appears to take a fair lead over the rest, while the MSI 870A holds its unusually low score.
This is an integer based benchmark that will test the CPU and Memory by means of the CPU ZLib compression library.
Equality is restored with the ZLib test. This is a particularly important test due to its operations having similarities with the likes of WinRAR.