ASRock K10N78hSLI-WiFi Motherboard - ASRock K10N78hSLI-WiFi Benchmarks

Article Index
ASRock K10N78hSLI-WiFi Motherboard
Closer Look at the K10N78hSLI-WiFi
Chipset and Motherboard Features
K10N78hSLI-WiFi BIOS and Overclocking
Test Setup and Subsystem Testing
ASRock K10N78hSLI-WiFi Benchmarks
Gaming and Real World Performance

PCMark Performance:

To start things off we'll take a look at a CPU-Z screenshot before we look at the PCMark Vantage numbers.  An interesting thing to note is that the K10N78hSLI-WiFi clocks up the CPU to 203x13=2639MHz in order to squeeze some extra performance out of the system without the user knowing it.  This is kind of a cheap way to edge out similar products so for our testing, we set the FSB manually to 200MHz for stock performance testing.  The image below shows what we are able to get the system up to for our overclocked tests.  However, 95% through the last test we ran into instability and we had to clock the system down to 246x13=3198 which was reported in as 3203MHz (246.6MHz actually) - the same as the K10N750SLI-WiFi.  Clearly, the CPU is the limiting factor.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z - Overclocked

 

For reference we included the numbers from the K10N750SLI-WiFi motherboard we reviewed recently.  Stock performance numbers are included and the systems are identical - save the motherboard change.  It's not surprising to see both motherboards score very similar.  Most tests are within a few points of each other, although some vary by a couple of hundred.  That is weird, but they take turns and score within 50 points of each other.

PCMark
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To gauge memory performance on the K10N750SLI-WiFi we used Everest Ultimate.  For this test we used both stock and overclocked numbers and tried to keep the memory as close to DDR2-800 as possible.  You can see that the stock performance of the K10N750SLI-WiFi motherboard is actually quite a bit better than the K10N78hSLI-WiFi motherboard. All memory timings are exactly the same - 4-4-4-12 1T @ DDR2-800.  At the same overclocked settings, the K10N78hSLI-WiFi runs away with the show however.

Everest
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Finally we take a look at PM Core - a program that calculates prime numbers.  This program multi-threaded and we used it to calculate 10,000 prime numbers.  The results below are in minutes:seconds.tenths.  Once again, we've put up both ASRock boards against each other at identical stock and overclocked speeds.

PMCore
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In this test the boards produce the same results when running the multi-threaded test at stock speeds, but this change in favor of the K10N78hSLI-WiFi as the rest of the tests progress.  Nothing dramatic but all means but it does edge out the K10N750SLI-WiFi.