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X58 Motherboard Roundup Review

tacohunter52    -   August 31, 2009
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Apophysis:

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

Win RAR:

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.

 

ZIP:

 

 

 

RAR:

 

 

 

Let's start off with the stock scores. In Apophysis, every single board is dead even, so there really isn't a winner. However, in WinRAR the MSI Eclipse Plus wins hands down in four out of six benchmarks.

The overclocked scores give us a better idea of how each board performs. In Apophysis, MSI's X58 Platinum takes first place by one. The top performer in WinRAR is another MSI board. In just about every benchmark the MSI Eclipse Plus outperforms the competition. For this round I'd say the MSI Eclipse takes the cake, hands down, for both the stock and overclocked scores.




  1. Introduction
  2. Closer Look: The Boards
  3. Testing Setup & Overclocking
  4. Benchmarks: Apophysis, Win RAR
  5. Benchmarks: SpecView 10, PCMark Vantage
  6. Benchmarks: SiSoft Sandra 2009
  7. Benchmarks: Sciencemark 2.0, Cinebench 10, HDTune 2.55
  8. Benchmarks: Far Cry 2
  9. Benchmarks: Crysis Warhead
  10. Benchmarks: BioShock
  11. Benchmarks: Call Of Duty World at War
  12. Benchmarks: Dead Space
  13. Benchmarks: Fallout 3
  14. Benchmarks: Left 4 Dead
  15. Benchmarks: 3DMark 06 Professional
  16. Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage
  17. Price for Performance
  18. Conclusion
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