Asus P5Q Deluxe - P45 Chipset with DDR2

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Cinebench R10 and 3DMark06

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.

Cinebench R10
3D Rendering

This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a single 3D scene and tracks performance through the entire process. The overall scores put up by each system in the single and multi-threaded tests are represented in the graph below.

We had a very tight grouping in the Cinebench R10 tests.  The P45-based Asus P5Q Deluxe posted the best score in the single threaded test, but the X48 based system pulled ahead slightly in the multi-threaded one.  The performance deltas were once again, quite small.

Futuremark 3DMark06
Synthetic DirectX Gaming

3DMark06's built-in CPU test is a multi-threaded DirectX gaming metric that's useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems.  This test consists of two different 3D scenes that are processed with a software renderer that is dependent on the host CPU's performance.  Calculations that are normally reserved for your 3D accelerator are instead sent to the CPU for processing and rendering.  The frame-rate generated in each test is used to determine the final score.

It was another photo-finish in the 3DMark06 CPU performance test.  Technically, the P5Q Deluxe put up the best score, but its 12 point margin of victory falls well within the margin of error in this test.

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