Asus Blitz Formula and Extreme P35 Motherboards
Cinebench R9.5 and 3DMark06
The Cinebench 9.5 benchmark is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test, based on the commercially available Cinema 4D application. Cinema 4D from Maxon is a 3D rendering and animation tool suite used by 3D animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and many others.
And of course it's very demanding of system processor resources.
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).
The Cinebench R9.5 results here, somewhat mirror those of the LAME MT benchmarks from a couple of pages back. Once again, all three of the motherboards we tested put up idential scores, regardless of whether or not the test was run in single or multi-threaded mode.
3DMark06's built-in CPU test is a multi-threaded "gaming related" DirectX metric that's useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems. This test consists of two different 3D scenes that are generated with a software renderer that is dependent on the host CPU's performance. This means that the calculations normally reserved for your 3D accelerator are instead sent to the central processor. The number of frames generated per second in each test are used to determine the final score.
It was another right race in the 3DMark06 CPU Performance benchmark. Here, the Blitz Extreme came out on top, followed by the P5K, and then the Blitz Formula. We're talking about a miniscule delta of 6 points (.2%), however, which falls well within the margin of error for this test.