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ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB Motherboard Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures
We will be running the X79 Extreme6/GB through a full battery of benchmarks.  Here are the specifications of our test system.

ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB Motherboard

Processor: Intel Core i7-3820
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD6950
Memory: 16GB G.Skill RipjawsZ
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 1500W
Storage: 750GB SATA II Drive
Cooling: Noctua NH-L12
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II

We will be testing the system at the Core i7-3820’s stock speed of 3.6GHz and again at our overclock of 4.6GHz.  Here are the tests we will be running.

CPU & Memory Testing
SiSoftware Sandra (download)
– Processor Arithmetic Benchmark
– Processor Multimedia Benchmark
AIDA64 Extreme Edition (download)
– Cache & Memory Benchmark

System Testing
PCMark 7 (download)
PCMark Vantage (download)
PassMark Performance Test 7.0 (download)
SiSoftware Sandra (download)
– Overall System Benchmark

Video Testing
3DMark 11 (download)
3DMark Vantage (download)
Heaven Demo 3.0 (download)
Stone Giant (download)

Gaming Testing
Alien vs. Predator
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Battlefield 3

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