Foxconn DigitaLife ELA P45 Motherboard

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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.

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Everest is in many ways similar to Sisoft Sandra. Focusing mainly on software and hardware information reporting, Everest also comes with a benchmark utility suitable for testing the read, write and latency performance of the memory subsystem. Each of these benchmarks were performed a total of 5 times with the highest and lowest scores being discarded and an average calculated from the remaining 3.

Results Observations

It’s interesting to note that the Sisoft Sandra CPU Arithmatic benchmark doesn’t appear to be dependant upon processor clock speed. With the Intel Q6600 running at 3.2GHZ on the Foxconn ELA, there is marginal difference between the results of the other three reference motherboards. However, the CPU Mulimedia (Integer and Floating Point) benchmark illustrates a different story, by showing the Foxconn ELA lagging considerably behind the two X48 and P35 motherboards.

DDR2 memory performance (Read, Write and Latency) was substantially better on the Foxconn ELA than the P35-based ASUS Blitz Formula SE. Unfortunately though, better performance was provided by the X48 motherboards with an increased CPU clock speed and DDR3 RAM.