Asus P5B-E Plus socket 775 Motherboard p965
Author: Matthew Kemp (kempez)
Product Acquired: Asus
For the Stability test I ran Orthos which is a dual Prime95 stress test, alongside dual Folding @ Home instances of the console client. To spice this up and really test the board I ran RTHDRIBL alongside this. This is a real test of the boards stability at stock and will show just how well it runs out of the box.
Post BIOS flash.
The Asus P5B-E Plus had a little problems with instability (cold boot) on the BIOS that it came with. After a quick flash and a few days checking it was all fixed so I ran the stability test. After the BIOS flash the P5B-E Plus managed to handle everything I threw at it over and above the call of duty, so it goes to show a little BIOS flash can do you good.
Mixed results in the stability testing..let's move onto some numbers.
Super PI 1 million and 32 million
Super PI is 100% the only choice for a quick bench of your top-end rig. It gives a quick and easy estimate of the relative speed of your CPU. The C2D's are now infamous for the their very fast PI times. The Asus is up against some stiff competition let's see how it goes.
Super PI 32million
A longer run of the Super PI benchmark shows stability and speed in a quick convenient test.
Sisoft Sandra is a synthetic benchmark utility capable of reporting and benchmarking a wide range of system components. We ran the Processor and Memory suite to get some figures.
Processor Arithmetic tests the raw power of the CPU and the processor multemedia tests the CPU in general multimedia tasks. There can be a slight difference shown between boards speedwise. Will the Asus be that little bit slower here?
Core architecture has made the Intel platform perform much better than previous generations. SiSoft was always a benchmark that AMD dominated until Core came out. After some already strangely random results it will be interesting to see what happens here.