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Supermicro X9DR7-TF+ (Intel C602J) Server Motherboard Review - System and CPU Benchmarks

By: William Harmon | Motherboards in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Feb 24, 2014 10:07 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Supermicro



Passmark performance test runs 32 tests, including CPU, 2D and 3D graphics, disk, and memory tests, to come up with an overall system ranking that allows you to determine how fast your computer is in comparison with other systems.




In the Passmark tests, we find that higher stock speeds and better graphics score better. The X9DR7-TF+ has limited graphics and that hurt the score a fair amount.


Cinebench 11.5


CINEBENCH is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer's performance capabilities. The test scenario uses all of your system's processing power to render a photorealistic 3D scene. This scene makes use of various different algorithms to stress all available processor cores. You can also run this test with a single core mode to give a single core rating.




Again, we find the lower stock speed of the E5-2670s holds this board back in these benchmarks, but it really takes off in the multi-threaded scores as we can see here. Having 32 threads is a real advantage here.


The X9DR7-TF+ scored 4.7 points higher in the multi-core test, which shows a good boost in this test.


Cinebench R15




Just like in the Cinebench 11.5 results, we see a lower single-threaded score and a much higher multi-threaded score.


Score are very close in this test, with the X9DR7-TF+ getting a slightly better score.




wPrime is a leading multi-threaded benchmark for x86 processors that tests your processor performance. This is a great test to use to rate the system speed; it also works as a stress test to see how well the system cooling is performing.




In this test, we see the X9DR7-TF+ has scored a little bit slower than the other boards. This could be because of all the extra memory slots, but it is still very close.




POV-Ray (Persistence of Vision Ray-Tracer) creates three-dimensional, photo-realistic images using a rendering technique called ray tracing. Ray tracing is not a fast process by any means, but it produces very high quality images with realistic reflections, shading, perspective, and other effects.


This is a very good test to stress CPU threads and check memory stability and overclocks to see if the system is stable. The latest version (3.6) is a free download and has a benchmark utility that we have run for these tests. Results display the average PPS (pixels per second) that the render took.




Single-threaded higher clock speeds will generate higher scores with this benchmark, so a dual CPU system does not help this benchmark much.


Here we see a better score for the X9DR7-TF+ in the order of 60 pixels per second, which is very good.


x264 HD


x264 HD Benchmark measures how fast your computer can encode a 1080p video clip into a high quality x264 video file. This benchmark uses multi-core/threaded systems very efficiently and is a good memory stability test.


Results in this test are the average of each pass performed four times.




The X9DR7-TF+ scored much better in this test.

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