ASRock 890GX Extreme3
SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility capable of benchmarking the performance of individual components inside a PC.
Things are looking quite level between the 890GX Extreme3 and the M4A89GTD PRO. While we had hoped to attain a slightly higher CPU overclock, the gains from the 400MHz increase are definitely noticeable.
A similar picture is painted with the CPU Multimedia test.
CPU Queen is based on branch prediction and the misprediction penalties that are involved.
Very respectable results are being offered by both Asus and ASRock offerings; either would certainly prove to be worthy choices for the 965BE thus far.
PhotoWorxx as the name may suggest tests processors by means of invoking functions that are common to Photo Manipulation including Fill, Flip, Crop, Rotate, Difference and Colour to B&W conversion.
Here, the ASRock takes an unexpected lead, however multiple benchmark attempts reaffirmed that this is a concordant result.
This is an integer based benchmark that will test the CPU and Memory by means of the CPU ZLib compression library.
Back to normality, we are seeing comparable results in this number crunching benchmark.
WinRAR's embedded Benchmark focuses on the processor's File Compression capability.
I for one would love to see faster compression rates than this, but it's about all we can expect for this particular testbed. Again, the Extreme3 and M4A89GTD have much in common, performance wise.