Gigabyte X58A-OC Intel X58 Motherboard Review

Testing – CPU
First up we have Sisoftware Sandra 2011.  We ran the two CPU specific benchmarks the processor arithmetic and processor multimedia.

sandra proc

sandra mult

A new program we have added to our testing is the AIDA64 Extreme Edition.  It is the successor to “Lavalys Everest”.  We will be running the CPU specific benchmarks: Queen, PhotoWorxx, ZLib, AES and Hash.  These tests use very little system memory, so they are very good for comparing different CPUs.  First up is Queen and PhotoWorxx, remember higher scores are better.

aida queenphoto

Next up we have the Zip Library test.  This test measures combined CPU and memory subsystem performance through the open source zlib compression library.  Higher scores are better here.

aida zlib

The AES test is next, higher scores here are better here as well.

aida aes

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