Lame MT and Cinebench R9.5 Performance Tests
Our next two tests focus almost entirely on CPU performance, with graphics having minimal impact on the results. In fact, all tests were run with both integrated and discrete graphics and there was no difference in scores. As a result, the scores obtained with discrete graphics installed were omitted for brevity.
In this test, we created our own 223MB WAV file (a never-ending Grateful Dead jam) and converted it to the MP3 format using the multi-thread capable LAME MT application in single and multi-thread modes. Processing times are recorded below. Shorter times equate to better performance.
Being so CPU intensive, this test often shows identical results when the same CPU is used, and this is no different today. All three boards tested returned identical results in single and multi-threaded testing, demonstrating equal CPU efficiency.
The Cinebench R9.5 benchmark is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test, based on the commercially available Cinema 4D application. This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The time it took each test system to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below (listed in seconds).
With Cinebench R9.5, slight variations were reported, with the ASUS M2NPV-VM posting the best single-thread score, topping the MSI K9AGM2 by two seconds. Multi-thread testing was equal across all three systems tested.