System Overview & Testing Procedures
The X99E-ITX/ac was installed in our test bench, which we use to test all of our motherboards. All of the hardware besides the motherboard stays the same to keep things uniform. This motherboard does look quite funny on our test bench because it is so small!
Test System Specs
Processor: Intel Core i7-5960X
Video Card: MSI GTX 770 Gaming
Motherboard: ASRock X99E-ITX/ac
Memory: 16 GB Crucial DDR4 2133 MHz
Storage: 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K
Power: Corsair AX860i
Case: HighSpeed PC Top Deck Tech Station
We will be testing the motherboard at the CPU’s stock speed of 3.0 GHz, it is set manually in the BIOS. Intel Speedstep will be turned off as well as all power-saving modes sure there are no changes in the CPUs speed or power.
I have organized our benchmarks into the sections you see below.
– Processor Arithmetic
– Processor Multi-Media
CINEBENCH R11.5 64-bit
x264 HD Benchmark 5.0
Overall System Testing
– Home Benchmark
– Work Benchmark
– Creative Benchmark
Gaming & Video
Now let’s get to testing!