Asus X58 Sabertooth Review

Everest, Rendering, PC Mark

Asus X58 Sabretooth Review

Lavalys Everest

Although the AES results are very similar, as would be expected from a complex algorithm run on a processor without the additional AES instruction set, once we reach the rest of the tests we finally see the Sabertooth just edging ahead. In zLib the gains are tiny, but nonetheless there in both stock and overclocked form. PhotoWorxx sees a similar benefit.

CPU Queen is where the Sabertooth really starts to shine, being 13000 points clear of the P6X58D-E.

 

CineBench R11.5

Maxons CineBench gives us a bit of an improvement in the CPU stock test, up from 4.8 to 5, but it's in the OpenGL test that we really see the difference. Since we tested the P6X58D-E there have been a couple of updated Catalyst releases from ATI, but even those improvements can't account for such a comprehensive spanking laid down by the Sabertooth.

 

POV-Ray

It seems so far that if one board is going to gain an edge over the other, unlike in our previous page, then it will be the Sabertooth. The differences might be slight, but these days motherboard differences are so slight when they are at similar price-points that every improvement is worthwhile.

PC Mark Vantage

What was that I was just saying about tiny differences? Ignore it. The Sabertooth dominates the PC Mark Vantage charts. When we take into consideration that this is our first major application based test of the day, it really speaks volumes for how good the Sabertooth is under load. So impressive is it that the stock results beat the overclocked P6X58D-E in the Memory and Productivity benchmarks.

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Most Recent Comments

10-10-2010, 19:53:38

tinytomlogan
Asus have finally released the Sabertooth in Europe. How 'TUF' is it?

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11-10-2010, 06:00:16

alienware
I like it. A lot.

You could do a wicked cammo computer using that. I was thinking about it the other week as it goes. There's this company in the USA that dips things in this weird cammo stuff and it coats it. They used it on American Chopper once to do a military chopper.Quote

11-10-2010, 06:23:16

AMDFTW
i bet this could kill a manQuote
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