Gigabyte X58A-UD9 and GTX480 Quad Sli Review
CineBench uses the whole performance capability of the system and so should hopefully put to bed any of the anomalous results we saw on the previous page. Sure enough it's almost impossible to split the UD9 and R3E, with the Gigabyte offering just edging ahead.
Completely putting to bed any thoughts that the Everest RAM results were anything other than an issue with Everest itself as the UD9 is so new, wPrime really takes a hit from slower RAM and yet here, in wPrime, we saw some of the fastest results we've ever seen. Even allowing for our use of the 980x, 175 seconds for the 1024M test is insanely fast. Nearly sub 6 seconds on the 32M test too. There is no doubt we have performance to spare, with even the mighty R3E being left behind.
PC Mark Vantage
Finally before we move on to our 3D testing, PC Mark Vantage is a great way to test the whole system. If anything the Gigabyte X58A-UD9 stretches an even larger lead over the Rampage 3 Extreme. 1000 points might not seem loads, but at this extreme performance end of the market people will do almost anything for a dozen or so points. So an extra thousand is mighty good.