ASUS P6X58D-E Review
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.