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ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS Workstation (Intel C602) Motherboard Review (Page 8)

William Harmon | Mar 4, 2014 at 9:15 am CST - 2 mins, 36 secs time to read this page
Rating: 99%Manufacturer: ASUS

UnixBench

UnixBench has been around for a long time now and is a good general-purpose benchmark to test on Linux systems.

This is a system benchmark that shows the performance of single-threaded and multi-threaded tasks.

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This shows the system indexes after a complete UnixBench run. We can get an idea of how much performance gain we get using multi-threaded applications. However, many applications use single threads, so this number is really the base, and a higher clock speed will increase both indexes.

In UnixBench, we get lower scores that show this benchmark is not a strong one for the ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS.

SPEC CPU2006v1.2

SPEC CPU2006v1.2 measures compute intensive performance across the system using realistic benchmarks to rate real performance.

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This benchmark has many different commands to use depending on what the user is looking for. For our tests, we used basic commands that run a full test.

You can see the SPEC scores after full runs for Integer (int) and Floating Point (fp) tests.

Single-core runs show how fast (speed) a CPU can perform a given task. In the multi-core runs, we set SPEC CPU2006v1.2 to use all threads, and this is a measure of the throughput of the system.

The additional cores/threads of this system have a huge impact on performance in these tests and really show the amount of horsepower that a dual-socket system has over a single-socket board.

Single-threaded results are still very important, but when you need lots of those to run, moving to a dual-socket setup is the way to go.

The CPU2006 test is a long test taking up to two full days to run. We can see that the ASUS Z9PE-D8 WS is able to go toe-to-toe with the server boards listed.

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Looking at the results of single-threaded integer runs, we can get an idea of the speed at which the Intel Xeon E5-2670s can crunch through the different integer tests. Not all CPUs are equal here, and ones that have a higher speed will generally perform these tests faster. In this case, this is the stock speed of the Intel Xeon E5-2670s. Naturally, using an overclocked system or CPUs with a higher stock speed will generate higher results.

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Now we run the test using all 32 threads of the dual Intel Xeon E5-2670s to measure the throughput of the system. In this test, more cores/threads will have a greater effect on the outcome.

We can see a big difference here using the dual-socket setup with a three to four times performance boost being present in many cases.

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Just like the integer tests, we now run the floating-point tests in single (speed) mode. The lower clock speed of the Intel Xeon E5-2670s hold this benchmark back also.

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Above, we see the results of the multi-threaded floating-point run that uses all 32 threads of the dual Intel Xeon E5-2670s. Like the multi-threaded integer test, more cores/threads will have a greater impact on the test.

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William Harmon

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - William Harmon

William Harmon started working with computers back in 2005 and began overclocking all kinds of different setups. My focus back then and even now is extreme cooling using Single Stage Phase units, Cascades and Liquid Nitrogen. During this time I was also in several competitions that GIGABYTE had sponsored, GOOC 2009 and 2010. Using technics in overclocking and cooling that I have learned over the years I started building high speed workstations and servers for clients who needed higher performing systems. Many of these systems are used in high frequency trader companies and work stations used in all kinds of professions. At TweakTown, I provide and develop accurate test and benchmark methods for servers and other equipment to help make purchasing decisions easier.

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