ASUS M2A-VM HDMI 690G Motherboard
LAME MT and Cinebench R9.5
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.
With this test focusing almost solely on CPU performance, we found neither graphics configuration to impact the results. As a result, the scores obtained with discrete graphics installed were omitted to keep things neat and tidy. In the end, all boards tested returned near identical results.
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).
Just like LAME MT testing, all boards competed on the same level, returning near exact results in every case.