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ASUS Z97-WS Workstation (Intel Z97) Motherboard Review

By: William Harmon | Motherboards in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Apr 28, 2014 4:13 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 98%Manufacturer: ASUS

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.

 

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Here we get our first look at the difference between systems. The Z97-WS with an overclocked Intel 4770K shows a big performance increase. We will see this trend in all of our benchmarks results.

 

Cinebench R15

 

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Just like in the Cinebench 11.5 results, we see a much better performance increase.

 

wPrime

 

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.

 

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The overclocked 4770K really helps in wPrime whit a big speed increase.

 

AIDA64

 

AIDA64 memory bandwidth benchmarks (Memory Read, Memory Write, and Memory Copy) measure the maximum achievable memory data transfer bandwidth.

 

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AIDA64 memory tests show the Kingston CL11 1600MHz RAM kits perform very well and we see a small increase on the Z97-WS board.

 

LinX

 

LinX 0.6.4 is a CPU benchmark that measures floating-point operations per second and used to compare CPU performance; it is also a very good stress test to run.

 

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Memory bandwidth increased on the Z79-WS board with help from the overclock.

 

SPECwpc_v1.0.4

 

SPECwpc_v1.0.4 is a workstation benchmark that measures key aspects of workstation applications.

 

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This is a heavy-duty test and even small gains in the results equal a lot of extra performance. In some areas on this test, we see large increases in the results, which shows how well an overclock helps with performance.

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