Asus Striker II Extreme Reviewccokeman - June 8, 2008
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The first part of our testing regimen will be the system specific benchmarks.
Let's get started with Apophysis. This program is used primarily to render and generate fractal flame images. We will run this benchmark with the following settings:
- Resolution: 2750 x 2048
- Quality: 500
- Limit Memory use: 512MB
The measurement used is time to render, in minutes, to complete.
Lower is Better
WinRAR is a tool to archive and compress large files to a manageable size. We will use 10MB, 100MB and 500MB files and test the time needed to compress these files on the best quality setting. Al three files will be compressed into both Zip and RAR files, Time will be measured in seconds. Less time to complete the compression is better.
The results of the WinRAR testing show that performance is split between the 790i based Striker II Extreme and the X48 Based X48T-DQ6. The Gigabyte excelled in the Zip compression testing, while the Asus performed better in the RAR compression. The Striker II was slightly faster at rendering the fractal flame image in Apophysis.