Gigabyte EX58-UD5 X58 Motherboard
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. Each of the benchmarks below were run a total of five times with the highest and lowest scores being discarded and an average being calculated from the remaining three.
Everest is in many ways similar to Sisoft Sandra. Focusing mainly on software and hardware information reporting, Everest also comes with a benchmark utility suitable for testing the read, write and latency performance of the memory subsystem. Each of these benchmarks were performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest scores being discarded and an average calculated from the remaining three.
Sisoft Sandra and Everest gave conflicting results here with the Gigabyte EX58-UD5 scoring lowest on Sandra, yet highest on Everest. The EX58-UD5 did however, show superior Latency in both benchmarks which may reflect on other benchmarks we run today.
Let's see how the boards perform in our Hard Drive benchmarks...