Asus P5Q3 ReviewRA1D - November 27, 2008
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ScienceMark is a comprehensive benchmark program that stresses your system by performing resource intensive scientific calculations. The program runs six optional tests and provides comparable results between different platforms. Intensive processing and memory requirements of the benchmark make it suitable for use as a stability test. It supports MMX, SSE, SSE2, 3DNow!, Hyper-Threading technologies and multi-processor systems. Sciencemark provides an overall score and higher results provide better performance.
CineBench is a real world benchmarking suite that assesses your computer's performance capabilities. It is based on Maxon's animation software, CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. CineBench runs several tests on your computer to measure the performance of the main processor and the graphics card under real world circumstances.
HD Tune is a hard disk utility that benchmarks transfer rate, access time, CPU usage and burst rate. It also reveals such things as partition information, supported features, firmware version, serial number, disk capacity, buffer size and temperature.
Sciencemark scores were comparable as the P5Q3 leads the group by a small margin. Cinebench results were almost identical and the P5Q3 fell behind during HD Tune testing.