Gigabyte X79S-UP5 Review
Our third CPU dependant benchmark in a row and our third different result. Whereas POV-Ray showed a good turn of pace on the X79S-UP5, F@H was woeful, now with wPrime95 things return to their good state of affairs. Inconsistency seems to be the watchword.
PC Mark 7
Finally PC Mark 7. We'll discount the Xeon result because although PC Mark is excellent at taking advantage of multiple cores, it also is skewed towards certain results where brute-force CPU speed will always trump a clever design. Looking at the Core i7 CPUs we see the 3930K is 100 points behind the 3960X, which is quite a drop but okay for the price. So when the i7-3960X on the UP5 is a further 100 points behind that you get some idea of how average the performance is on the Gigabyte effort.