EVGA X58 3X SLI Motherboard - Real World Application Benchmarks

Article Index
EVGA X58 3X SLI Motherboard
Close Look at the EVGA X58
X58 Features and Specifications
BIOS and Overclocking
Test Setup, HDD Testing and More
Synthetic System, CPU and Memory
Real World Application Benchmarks
Game Performance and Final Thoughts
 

Cinebench and POV-RAY:

It's no secret that 3D Rendering and modeling through programs like 3DStudioMax, Blender and others are very CPU intensive.  Of course with all the stream processors available in today's graphics cards, some of heavy workload is now being offloaded to the GPU, but a good 3D program can bring a system to its knees - especially when rendering lighting effects and very smooth models.  We've put Cinebench 9.6 x64 as well as Cinebench R10 x64 to the test on both the Phenom II and Core i7 systems and threw in POV-Ray for good measure.  All of these programs can be ran on a single core, or multiple cores to speed up the work process.

 Cinebench 9.6
Cinebench 9.6
Cinebench 10
Cinebench 10

 

  POVRay

 

We've seen these performance numbers with the Core i7 review, so we won't spend a lot of time discussing the performance numbers.  Our goal is to lay the groundwork for more X58 motherboard reviews.

Next up we look at a couple of conversion programs - ConvertXDVD from VSO-Software as well as DVDShrink.  Both of these programs support multi-core and were ran at stock speeds only on the Core i7 system.  As you can see, the EVGA X58 setup destroys the AMD systems in ConvertX, but lags in DVDShrink.

ConvertX DVD
ConvertX DVD
DVDShrink
 DVDShrink

 

As we carry on through the benchmarks, we stop in for a bit to look at PhotoShop CS2 and DriverHeaven's PSBench 3.0.  Instead of breaking all the rendering and filtering operations down, we've posted the total score.  Once again this is taken from the Core i7 920 review.

PhotoShop CS2

 

Finally, we take a look at some video encoding through the x.264 and x.264HD benchmarks.  These programs are multi-threaded and take advantage of fast clock speeds, hyperthreading and a fast subsystem.  It's incredible to see this system crank out HD video encoding at an insane 69.8FPS.   That is just under 3x real-time speeds of a 24FPS HD video.

x264

 

As we carry on to the next page, we'll take a look at gaming performance on the X58 EVGA motherboard.