Intel Core i9 10980XE and ASUS ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore Review
Published: 25th November 2019 | Source: ASUS | Price: |
The umpteen versions of PCMARK used a selection of applications to test your systems utility as an overall setup for work. Each version came with its own foibles wherein it has overly weighted certain aspects of the tests when calculating the final score, but it was still useful when comparing like for like. The latest PCMARK 10 is perfectly suited to take advantage of all the latest optimisations and is much cleaner in its score calculations.
Even though PCMARK isn't all that good at extracting the most from processors with ridiculous core counts the Intel Core i9-10980XE still manages to hit the top of the graph. Demonstrating how consistent the X299 platform is the three motherboards we have are very tightly matched, with the edge just going to the ASUS Encore. How near to its overclocked setup the stock Waterforce gets shows how well it performs out of the box.