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GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2 (Intel X79) Motherboard Review - CPU Benchmarks

By: Shawn Baker | Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 15, 2011 5:38 am
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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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.




Looking under Hyper Pi, the performance comes in a little slower than the X79A-GD65. Overclocked, though, we can see a nice little boost in performance which brings our Hyper Pi run down to around 12 minutes.





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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.






Looking at AIDA64 memory performance, we can see that performance between our X79 boards is very similar with almost nothing separating them. We can again see when we overclock that the 3960x is able to stretch its legs a bit more with a nice boost in performance across the board.

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