Gigabyte X79S-UP5 Review

POV-Ray and [email protected]

Gigabyte X79S-UP5 Review

POV-Ray

The Persistence Of Vision raytracer is heavily CPU dependant, as all rendering engines are. Overall the UP5 puts up a good showing, but it's clear from the average PPS that clock speed is king. This does neatly highlight the 'many ways to skin a cat'. The Xeon goes for lots of slow cores, whereas the i7 goes for a few really quick ones. The difference in per CPU performance is marked, yet the overall score is nearly the same. 

 

Folding @ Home

There is no way to beat around the bush here, the UP5 is shockingly bad in [email protected] Even with the 4.6GHz i7-3960X at its heart it gives us the lowest result we've seen. Lower than the stock CPU on the reference Intel board. It's as if the moment you have a heavy loading on the CPU the power phase gives up and chokes (if you'll pardon the pun) the life out of the CPU.

  

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Most Recent Comments

21-09-2012, 10:55:17

dugdiamond
very VERY nice mobo

at last: they fixed the niggles from its predecessor

if only i could get my hands on one of these, for next to nothing, i would be very happy NOT!Quote

21-09-2012, 10:56:14

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by dugdiamond View Post
very VERY nice mobo

at last: they fixed the niggles from its predecessor

if only i could get my hands on one of these, for next to nothing, i would be very happy

I think you must be reading the wrong thing mate. Its GASH.Quote

21-09-2012, 12:03:32

dugdiamond
it was meant to be tongue-in-cheek - lolQuote

21-09-2012, 12:06:05

seumasbeathan
It does look lovely though Quote

21-09-2012, 15:09:01

Greenback
when I saw the video for the first look I thought I want 1, I'm glad i'm not the impulsive buying type
I'm surprised gigabyte sent you 1 considering you already mentioned the bad v droop, they must of known you'd check that outQuote
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