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ASRock Rack 2U12L6SC-2TS6 Barebones Server Kit Review

By: William Harmon | Servers in IT/Datacenter | Posted: Apr 8, 2014 5:03 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: ASRock Rack



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 ASRock 2U12L6SC-2TS6 only has on-board video and that holds the scores back on this benchmark.


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 E5-2697 V2s hold this board back in these benchmarks, but it really takes off in the multi-threaded scores as we can see here. Having 48 threads is a real advantage here.


The ASRock 2U12L6SC-2TS6 claimed the number one spot in this test also.


Cinebench R15




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


This test score is only lower by a small amount but still shows what a powerful system can do.




wPrime is a leading multithreaded 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 ASRock 2U12L6SC-2TS6 is again slightly faster and takes the lead by a small amount.




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 displayed show the average PPS (pixels per second) that the render took.




Higher clock speeds will generate higher scores with this bench, so a dual CPU system does not help this bench much.


This test score shows a very close score to the GIGABYTE GA-7PESH3.


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.




Again, we see a very close score to the GIGABYTE GA-7PESH3.

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