Asus Striker II Formula nForce 780i Motherboard
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.
POV-Ray performance was pretty close, with roughly 6 PPS separating the highest and lowest boards. The ASUS Striker II Formula produced the lowest PPS score overall, even falling in behind the MSI P6N Diamond.
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 time it took each test system to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below, listed in seconds.
As with POV-Ray, the order of the boards remains consistent with the Blitz Formula in the lead, followed by the MSI P6N Diamond, and finally the Striker II Formula. However, the differences in this benchmark are so slight with less than a percent amongst the boards, that claiming a "winner" is almost meaningless.