ASUS P6X58D-E Review

SiSoft Sandra and wPrime

ASUS P6X58D-E  Review

SiSoft Sandra

Sandra is a selection of synthetic tests that checks how little overhead the motherboard has and the pure performance of the CPU. The Processor Arithmetic suite uses the tried and tested Dhrystone and Whetstone tests. If there is one thing that's clear it is that the P6X58D-E certainly doesn't have much affect on the performance of the i7 930.


The Processor Multimedia test really stresses the the number crunching ability of your setup. Our P6X58D-E definitely rocks and rolls here giving great results through all three tests, as seen from the aggregate result.


Finally Sandra has a Cryptography suite. Because our i7-930 doesn't have the extended AES instructions we saw on the Intel 980X this can be an important test if you use a lot of encryption. The lack of overhead from the P6X58D-E is clearly demonstrated here with our 25% overclock giving a 25% result increase. Give or take a couple of points.


This is a similar test to the Super Pi that we all know well. It's a very good test of pure number crunching and the 1024M one in particular stresses the rig over a long period of time.

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Most Recent Comments

24-05-2010, 06:08:09

Sunny Sahota
nice to see that some of can get up for work early in the morning lolQuote

24-05-2010, 06:20:23

Sunny Sahota
If I was looking at building an i7 980x rig, would the Premium be the better board to take based purely on the processor?Quote

24-05-2010, 06:21:11

Wouldnt make any difference in that respect tbh.Quote

24-05-2010, 16:00:39

Sunny Sahota
hmm might look in to getting this over the R3E if its not in stock by the time I come round to buying it. looks like a fantastic board. thansk for the great review Quote

25-05-2010, 03:15:16

Nice board! how much does it retail for?Quote

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