ASUS Sabertooth X99 TUF Review: USB 3.1 Tested

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Cinebench R15 and POV-Ray

Cinebench R15 is a 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. Cinema 4D is a 3D rendering and animation suite used by animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and many others. It's very demanding of processor resources and is an excellent gauge of pure computational throughput.

Cinebench R15
3D Rendering

This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a photorealistic 3D scene (from the viral "No Keyframes" animation by AixSponza). This scene makes use of various algorithms to stress all available processor cores. The rate at which each test system was able to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below.

CineBenchr15
Our Cinebench results show the ASUS Sabertooth X99 putting up some good numbers. Also note, the armor-clad board provides really impressive stock clock performance comparatively. Overclocking results fall close behind the Extreme 11 and X99-Deluxe.

POV-Ray Performance
Ray Tracing

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 'one-CPU' and 'all-CPU' benchmarking tools on all of our test machines, and recorded the scores reported for each. Results are measured in pixels-per-second throughput; higher scores equate to better performance.

POVray

It is more of the same here. The TUF does well at stock settings, beating out both competing boards. But again the Extreme 11 steals the win in the OC results.

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