ASUS ROG Maximus III Formula Reviewccokeman - September 17, 2009
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Office 2007 Excel Big Number Crunch: This test takes a 6.2MB Microsoft Excel speadsheet and performs about 28,000 sets of the most commonly used calculations in Excel. The measure of this test is how long it takes to refresh the sheet.
Lower Is Better
POV Ray 3.7: This program features a built in benchmark that renders an image using Ray Tracing. The latest versions offer support for SMP (Symetric MultiProcessing) enabling the workload to be spread across the cores for a quicker completion.
Higher Is Better
PCMark Vantage x64 is used to measure complete system performance. We will be running a series of tests to gauge performance of each individual CPU to see which CPU, if any, rises above the others.
In the Excel Big Number Crunch testing the Maximus III performed identically to the Intel Kingsberg board but in the POV Ray and PCMark Vantage testing the Maximus delivered better results. When overclocked, the Maximus outperformed the Kingsberg board.