ASRock X58 Extreme 3 Motherboard - Real World Application Benchmarks

Article Index
ASRock X58 Extreme 3 Motherboard
Closer Look at the X58 Extreme 3
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 9.6 & 10 x64:

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.  All of these programs can be run on a single core, or multiple cores to speed up the work process.  The results generated are reference numbers that can be compared across platforms, operating systems and hardware.

 Cinebench 9.6 Cinebench 10


Once again, the X58 Extreme 3 manages to take the stock-speed crown in Cinebench 9.6 and 10, but falls behind when overclocked.  If the stock-performance trend could carry on through the overclocked numbers and we could reach 4.2GHz, the performance could be phenomenal.   As it stands - only stock performance is worth getting excited about.


Next up we look at a couple of conversion programs - DVDShrink and x.264HD.  Both of these programs support multi-core and while DVDShrink was ran only at stock speed, we pulled out the stops and ran x.264HD at both overclocked and stock speeds.

 DVDShrink x.264HD


The ASRock X58 Extreme 3 is showing typical results here once again.  It performs very strong at stock speeds.  As we carry on to the next page, we'll take a look at gaming performance on the Extreme 3 motherboard.