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ASRock X79 Extreme4 (Intel X79) Motherboard Review (Page 6)

Shawn Baker | Dec 15, 2011 at 08:36 pm CST - 1 min, 45 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ASRock

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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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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Starting off under HyperPi and AIDA64, we can see that AIDA64 performance is strong as you'd expect. HyperPi performance seems to sit just a little back. Doing a couple of runs, the time was consistent, so we opened up CPU-Z and watched the CPU speed as we ran the test. It seems that the Turbo isn't as aggressive as the MSI and ASUS boards which tend to sit at 3.9GHz more often. Instead the ASRock board tended to sit around the 3.6GHz - 3.8GHz mark a lot more, resulting in our HyperPi score coming in a little lower. Just as you'd expect, though, when we increase the CPU speed, performance is increased in all our tests.

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Shawn takes care of all of our video card reviews. From 2009, Shawn is also taking care of our memory reviews, and from May 2011, Shawn also takes care of our CPU, chipset and motherboard reviews. As of December 2011, Shawn is based out of Taipei, Taiwan.

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