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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
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.




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




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




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.




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




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




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 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.




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




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




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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