Testing – Benchmarks
Next to check out the performance and stability of the Asus P7H55D-M I ran a series of benchmarks both at stock clock and my overclock. With the i5 661 being a dual-core processor, I really didn’t know what to compare it to, so I chose to display the numbers from the AMD Phenom II X3 720. An interesting touch is that these numbers were attained on another Asus EVO series motherboard the M4A785TD-V EVO. I will only be using CPU related benchmarks for the AMD’s numbers as I had a GTX 260 for the video card.
Intel Core processors always do well with SuperPi, and the LGA 1366/LGA 1156 processors do very well. But I must admit, this was really a surprise. The overclock time is .8 seconds better than my LGA 1366 i7 with a 40% overclock, and only a second slower than the fastest time I have ever gotten.
The numbers were about as I had expected, the i5 did perform better than the Phenom X3, most tests significantly better. Keep in mind that the Phenom has an extra core. The OpenGL test on Cinebench10 probably was affected by the VGA. The overclock really gave us a performance increase.
I didn’t have the Phenom’s numbers for Sandra Memory Bandwidth. I was running the memory at DDR3-1066, so I expected the bandwidth to be a little low. My LGA 1156 i7 usually has a memory bandwidth in the 16-17GB/s range, so this may be very low.