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ASUS Crosshair V Formula (AMD 990FX) Motherboard Review - CPU Benchmarks Continued

By: Shawn Baker | Socket AM3/AM3+ in Motherboards | Posted: May 31, 2011 5:57 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASUS

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.




Comparing the two chipsets, you can see there's really no difference. Pushing our 1100T to 4.06GHz, though, we can see a nice performance boost that shaves near 4 minutes of our Hyper Pi time.




Version and / or Patch Used: 2.55
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AutoGK stands for Auto Gordian Knot; it is a suite of transcoding tools that are compiled into an easy to install and use utility. It allows you to transcode non-protected DVDs and other media to Xvid or Divx format. For our testing purposes we use a non-DRM restricted movie that is roughly 2 hours in length. This is transcoded to a single Xvid AVI at 100% quality.




At stock both platforms continue to perform very close to each other; it's not until we overclock that we start to see the board separate themselves a bit.


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