ASUS Sabertooth X58 ReviewRHKCommander959 - October 17, 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 reflect 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.
The Excel benchmark results are very similar at stock but overclocking brings the ASUS motherboard to the lead, the CPU speed makes the biggest difference. POV Ray paints a similar picture with the benchmark results in comparison to the Excel testing. The PCMark Vantage chart shows similar results between all of the motherboards.