Asus P6T Deluxe X58 OC Palm Edition Motherboard

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. Each of the benchmarks below were run a total of five times with the highest and lowest scores being discarded and an average being calculated from the remaining three.


ViMark is the latest addition to the OC3D motherboard testing process and a relatively new benchmarking application in general. Designed to take the inaccuracies and guesswork out of measuring the time taken to encode video files, ViMark produces easily comparable and consistent results for encoding raw video into Windows Media, Quicktime, AVI and Gif formats. As always, a total of 5 benchmark runs were performed with the highest and lowest scores removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 scores.


7-Zip is an open source Winzip-style file compression utility that has the ability to compress and decompress many file formats including its own .7z compression scheme. 7-Zip also comes complete with its own benchmarking utility for gauging the compression and decompression speed of the system that it is installed on.


Results Observations

Finally, we come across a chink in the P6T’s armour. The media encoding, while by no means disgraceful, can’t match the raw grunt of the 790i based setup. File compression/Decompression is also a weakness in comparison to the older Skt775 so it appears the older socket has clawed back some ground. Let’s see if the P6T Deluxe can stamp it’s authority again in the 3D arena…