MSI X58 Pro 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.
Interestingly, Sisoft Sandra didn't score the memory benchmarks very well, preferring most of the other boards on test. On opposite poles however, the memory performance in Everest is near the top of the pile in the read and write sections. Latency it seems suffers in both benchmarks despite the memory timings being precise throughout the testing.
Let's see how the boards perform in our Hard Drive benchmarks...