ASUS Maximus II Gene Motherboard

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Cinebench and POV-Ray Rendering

Cinebench R10
3D Rendering

Cinebench R10 is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D. 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. It's very demanding of system processor resources and is an excellent gauge of pure computational throughput. This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks the length of the entire process. The rate at which each test system was able to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below.


Cinebench testing results showed a very close knit grouping of at least three of the boards, with the MSI P45 Platinum being the sole exception.  Single-threaded as well as Multi-threaded performance was nearly identical with the Intel DG45ID, and just a shade slower than Gigabyte's P45-based board. 

POV Ray Performance

POV-Ray, or the Persistence of Vision Ray-Tracer, is an open source tool for creating realistically lit 3D graphics artwork. We tested with POV-Ray's standard included benchmarking model on all of our test machines and recorded the scores reported for each.  Results are measured in pixels-per-second (PPS) throughput.


Competition was also tight with the POV-Ray Rendering.  On the bright side, there's a mere 10 pixels-per-second difference separating the top performing board from the lowest.  Unfortunately for the Maximus II Gene, however, it just happens to be the board that finds itself at the bottom of the charts once again.

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