MSI 975X Platinum V.2 PowerUp Ed. - Synthetic Benchmarks - SiSoft and More

Article Index
MSI 975X Platinum V.2 PowerUp Ed.
Up Close and Board Features
975X Platinum BIOS Screenshots
Test Setup and Initial Testing
Overclocking and Software Applications
Synthetic Benchmarks - SiSoft and More
Real-World Apps and More
Game Tests and Conclusion

Synthetic Benchmarks:

We start things off with a look at SiSoft Sandra 2007 CPU and Memory benchmarks.  You can click any of the thumbnails below to compare performance on the MSI 965P Neo-F, Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 and the MSI 975X Platinum v.2.

SiSoft - Arithmetic
 SiSoft - Arithmetic

SiSoft - Mutlimedia
 SiSoft - Mutlimedia

SiSoft - Memory
 SiSoft - Memory

In the CPU Arithmetic test the Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 edges out the 975X board from MSI, and the 965P Neo-F trails a wee bit behind that.  At stock speed the results are fairly close in this test.  Overclocked performance favors the 975X board as we were able to clock it higher than the other boards.  Bus speed was slower than the Gigabyte board, but it's raw CPU MHz that make the difference here.

In the CPU Multimedia Benchmark the 965P MSI board takes the lead on the Float test, but the Gigabyte board wins in the Integer test.  The MSI 975X board scores last in the Float and second in the Integer test at stock speed.  When overclocked the MSI 975X Platinum wins hands down however.

As far as memory bandwidth goes, the Gigabyte board takes the cake at stock speed and once again the 975X board from MSI takes the lead when overclocked.

SuperPi

In SuperPi, the MSI 975X board edges out the Gigabyte board by a mere 0.180 of a second, and when overclocked it takes the lead finishing Pi to 1,000,000 decimal places in less than 16 seconds.  Previously we'd come close to 16 seconds, but never finished faster.  That is tremendous.

Real World Apps - Media Conversion:

Next up we jumped into some real world tests that many of you use on a daily basis.  No matter how well things score in a synthetic benchmark, it's how your system performs in day-to-day applications that really matter.  Bragging rights in SiSoft only go so far.  For Media Encoding and Conversion we used dbPowerAMP, ConvertX to DVD, DivX Pro, and Quicktime Pro.  We used all of these programs at the settings specified on Page 4.

dbPowerAMP Audio Conversion
 dbPowerAMP Audio Conversion

ConvertX to DVD
 ConvertX to DVD

   

DivX Encoding
 DivX Encoding

QuickTime Pro H.264 Encoding
 QuickTime Pro H.264 Encoding

In dbPowerAMP, stock speeds results are very close between these boards and the 975X scores right in between the other 965P motherboards.  When we apply our overclocking tests the 975X takes the lead in all but the MP3-WAV test which appears to be Hard Drive limited.  When it comes to ConvertX to DVD we only have the Gigabyte board to compare results with and I was surprised to see the 975X board win with a little over a 2:00 minute lead at stock speed.  When overclocked we see a 2:10 lead.  DivX and Quicktime encoding both belong to the 975X board.

On the next page we'll continue with application benchmarks.