MSI Eclipse SLI Reviewccokeman - December 22, 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: 2750x2048
- 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. Time will be measured in seconds.
In Apophysis, there is no difference in performance when run with identical components. The differences noted in WinRAR with our test files show that there is no real world difference in performance between the two X58 motherboards. The performance differential between the X48 and X58 platforms is just massive.