EVGA X58 x3 Classified Motherboard

PCMark Vantage

PCMark Vantage is the latest benchmarking suite from Futuremark. Differing significantly from their 3DMark suites, PCMark performs a series of benchmarks designed to recreate and benchmark scenarios of a PC being used for everyday tasks. Vantage has a Vista only requirement as it actually relies on several different components from the OS in order to run correctly.
Results Analysis
Although the Classified started out well, confirming what we had seen already with the gaming and hard drive performance results, the EVGA motheboard began to suffer at the hands of the music and productivity test. Not this was a bad performance but I fully expected the motherboard to do a clean sweep once more, or at least be the best board on average.
Let's head over to the conclusion where I attempt to put today's testing into perspective...  
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Most Recent Comments

14-08-2009, 12:34:27

In todays economic climate, shelling out over £300 for a motherboard may seem like madness but EVGA have a product that may sway your opinion - May I present you with the X58 3x Classified...


Full review HEREQuote

15-08-2009, 06:25:16

Being honest, I read the spec page and quickly turned to the benchmark section.

For me, the X58 mobos from all manufacturers u can just about slip a piece of paper in between all the benchmarkers if taken as an overall picture. Some peak in somethings, whilst dropping in other areas - but even these highs and lows aren't worth batting an eyelid at imo.

So yeah, good mobo. Very pricey. Layout would be a preference to what u want to do.

Thing for me here is that fundamental tech for peripherals is around the corner, in more than one fashion, and even with some mobos seeming faking the access speeds with bolted on controllers, £300 for what could be "older tech" (in the peripheral pov) is not a sound idea.Quote

15-08-2009, 07:43:22

I agree Rasta, there isn't alot to compare between the performance of the X58 motherboards. Unless of course you read the whole review to get a balanced opinion as the major differences between them are aesthetics, design, BIOS and overclocking which you say you skipped.

I do agree however that because of the new SATA III standard just around the corner it's going to be hard to sell this 'older' tech.Quote

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