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ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 Motherboard - Synthetic Tests - Part III

Looking for a good low cost board for your i7 lovin'? ASRock may have your answer with the X58 Extreme.

| Socket LGA 1366 in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 7, 2009 2:27 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: ASRock

PCMark Vantage

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.0.0

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

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For overall system performance we use PCMark Vantage. This is run in both x86 and x64 mode to give the best indication of performance.

 

ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 Motherboard

 

The X58 Extreme holds its own here with the performance you would expect from a system using an SSD.

 

For synthetic gaming tests we used the industry standard and overlockers bragging tool, 3DMark Vantage. This is a test that strives to mimic the impact modern games have on a system. FutureMark went a long way to change from the early days of graphics driven tests to a broader approach including physics, AI and more advanced graphics simulations.

 

3DMark Vantage uses the DX10 API in addition to having support for PhysX. Due to the PhysX support and our use of an NVIDIA GPU, we run with PhysX enabled and disabled to give you the best indication of real system performance. For testing we use the Performance test run.

 

3DMark Vantage

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Buy It Here

 

ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 Motherboard

 

Again, we see good performance from the X58 Extreme. Note the drastic drop in CPU score when we turn PhysX support off. We also see the actual score drop by about 1,000 points.

 

CINEBENCH R10 x64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: R10

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.maxon.net/

 

Product Homepage: http://www.maxon.net

 

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CINEBENCH is a synthetic rendering tool developed by Maxon. Maxon is the same company that developed Cinema4D another industry leading 3D Animation application. CINEBENCH R10 tests your systems ability to render across single and multiple CPU cores. It also tests your systems ability to process OpenGL information.

 

ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 Motherboard

 

ASRock X58 Extreme Core i7 Motherboard

 

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