H55 & H57 Motherboard Roundup Reviewjlqrb -
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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 calculations that 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 (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 Excel Big Number Crunch the decrease in performance from the H55H-CM is again noticeable. POV Ray is a different story though and even with the reduced memory speed all the boards performed at the same level. This was also true for PCMark Vantage x64 and again, all the motherboards had similar performance, but it was the Asus P7H57D-V EVO that came out on top.