ASUS Rampage III Formula Reviewccokeman - December 23, 2010
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Office 2007 Excel Big Number Crunch: This test takes a 6.2MB Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and performs about 28,000 sets of calculations that represent many 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 (Symmetric 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 Big Number Crunch test, all of the boards deliver times consistent with the performance expected at the 3.0GHz test speed and when overclocked to 4.3+ GHz. The RIII Formula delivers the highest performance in POV Ray Tracing while in the 3DMark Vantage testing, the MSI boards perform a bit better.