Asus Crosshair IV Extreme

CPU Performance

CPU Performance

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.

CPU Arithmetic

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.

CPU Multimedia

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

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.

CPU Photoworxx

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.

CPU ZLib

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.

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29-09-2010, 19:00:12

tinytomlogan
At last, it's finally here. After four weeks of examining Asus' flagship AMD motherboard, what do we think of it?

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29-09-2010, 19:28:31

wraithien
Good review as usual though it did seem a little short. I had a bad feeling regarding the actively cooled heatsink when i first looked at the board a few weeks back, out of interest how hot does it get when the fan is unplugged? Hydra performance is thankfully better than i expected too. At £250 its not cheap especially with AMD's new none compatible CPU's coming quite soon. Never the less I will give this board some serious consideration for my new build.Quote

29-09-2010, 19:34:47

AMDFTW
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At last, it's finally here. After four weeks of examining Asus' flagship AMD motherboard, what do we think of it?

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there is no graph for metro fella

man i realy wished this performed better its a shame thoQuote
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