P45 Showdown - Asus P5Q Deluxe vs MSI P45 Diamond
Published: 27th May 2008 | Source: Overclock3D | Price: TBA |
ViMark is the latest addition to the OC3D motherboard testing process and a relatively new benchmarking application in general. Designed to take the inaccuracies and guesswork out of measuring the time taken to encode video files, ViMark produces easily comparable and consistent results for encoding raw video into Windows Media, Quicktime, AVI and Gif formats. As always, a total of 5 benchmark runs were performed with the highest and lowest scores removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 scores.
7-Zip is an open source Winzip-style file compression utility that has the ability to compress and decompress many file formats including its own .7z compression scheme. 7-Zip also comes complete with its own benchmarking utility for gauging the compression and decompression speed of the system that it is installed on.
Here we see the MSI starting to pull away with its DDR3 muscle. While some may view these benchmarks an unfair comparison, I think it shows how little difference there is between DDR3 and DDR2. DDR2's bang-for-the-buck is certainly still the way to go.