MSI X58 Platinum ReviewZertz - March 1, 2009
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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, every board finishes the benchmark in the same amount of time. Overclocking cuts four minutes off the Platinum's time, which lets it take a solid lead. The WinRAR tests are sometimes just slightly better than the other boards, otherwise they all perform about the same.