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ASUS Maximus III Formula (P55 Express) Motherboard - Synthetic Tests - Part III

By: Cameron Johnson | Socket LGA 1156 in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 30, 2009 3:02 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: ASUS

Overall System performance and Gaming


Here is where we dig out the FutureMark tests.


PCMark Vantage


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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.




In terms of overall (general) usage, the two ASUS boards are pretty well tied, leaving the P55A in the lead at overclocked speeds.


3DMark Vantage


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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.




in synthetic gaming we see that the Maximus III Formula managed to take second place when overclocked.




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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 a single and multiple CPU cores. It also tests your systems ability to process OpenGL information.




When rendering with all of the cores active, we see a very good result. When overclocking, HT gets a boost as well. ASUS managed second place here once again.


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