Published: 29th July 2009 | Source:Asus | Price:£132.24 | Author: James Napier
Cinebench 10 is a benchmarking tool based on the powerful 3D software Cinema 4D. The suite uses complex renders to gauge the performance of the entire PC system in both single-core and multi-core modes. Testing was performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest results being omitted and an average created from the remaining 3 results.
POV-Ray is a Persistence of Vision Raytracing tool for producing high-quality computer graphics. The freely available software suite is bundled with a benchmarking scene that uses many of POV-Ray's internal features to heavily test the abilities of the CPU in both single and multi-core modes.
3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's. All 3DMark runs were performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 results. Also included are the CrossfireX results to give an indication of how 8x PCIe lanes perform.
Despite the blatant lack of comparative results, looking back at some of the results from our S775 reviews from last year, it really is hard to deny that the Maximus II GENE when combined with a CPU such as the E8400 really is a winning combination. In the single-core (x1) Cinebench results at stock speeds it actually manages to come within a whisker of an i7 920 setup, and once overclocked it really shows that single-core applications are still the S775's domain.
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