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ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution (Intel P67 Express) Motherboard - Synthetic Tests - Part I

Following the launch of Sandy Bridge and with CES now behind us, we have the first of four ASUS P67 boards on the test bench. Say hello to the ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution workstation board.

| Socket LGA 1155 in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 25, 2011 10:49 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ASUS

With any system you will want to see a combination of synthetic testing and real-world. Synthetics give you a static, easily repeatable testing method that can be compared across multiple platforms. For our synthetic tests we use Everest Ultimate, Sisoft Sandra, Futuremark's 3DMark Vantage and PCMark Vantage, Cinebench as well as HyperPi. Each of these covers a different aspect of performance or a different angle of a certain type of performance.

 


Memory Bandwidth

 

Memory is a big part of current system performance. In most systems slow or flakey memory performance will impact almost every type of application you run. To test memory we use a combination of Sisoft Sandra, Everest and HyperPi 0.99.

 


Sisoft Sandra

 

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Memory performance on the ASUS P8P67 WS is very good and manages to top our charts even at the same speed (1600MHz), even if it is only by .04 GB/s. This small edge in memory bandwidth could show up again with our transcoding and rendering tests

 

AIDA64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.00.1035BETA
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Replacing Everest in our labs is AIDA64. This new testing suite is from the core development team from Lavalys and continues that tradition. The guys have thrown in better support for multithreaded CPUs as well as full 64 bit support. We use this to test memory and HDDs for now, but may find ourselves opening this up to other areas of the motherboard.

 

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Stock Memory Performance

 

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Overclocked Memory Performance

 

Again we find good performance numbers here and we can see the performance of the Intel memory controller showing up.

 

HyperPi 0.99

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 0.99
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HyperPi is a front end for SuperPi that allows for multiple concurrent instances of SuperPi to be run on each core recognized by the system. It is very dependent on CPU to memory to HDD speed. The faster these components, the faster it is able to figure out the number Pi to the selected length.

 

For our testing we use the 32M run. This means that each of the four physical and four logical cores for the i7 and the four physical cores of the i5 is trying to calculate the number Pi out to 32 million decimal places. Each "run" is a comparative to ensure accuracy and any stability or performance issues in the loop mentioned above will cause errors in calculation.

 

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The performance numbers here are more than likely due to HDD speed, as we know the system has better memory bandwidth than the others. Still, the P8P67 WS can do a fairly good job with HyperPi.

 

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