Asus X58 Rampage III Extreme Motherboard Review
SiSoft SANDRA 2010 and Cinebench R11.5
We started off our testing with SiSoftware's SANDRA 2010, the System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant. We ran three of the built-in subsystem tests that partially comprise the SANDRA 2010 suite on the test motherboards (CPU Arithmetic, CPU Multi-Media, and Memory).
Our SANDRA results were consistent. The Rampage III Extreme maintained a small performance lead in every test, with the exception of memory bandwidth, where it tied the Rampage II.
R11.5 is real world cross platform test suite that evaluates PC performance capabilities. It is based on Maxon's animation software, Cinema 4D. The CPU test scenario uses all of the system's processing power to render a photorealistic 3D scene, and makes use of various algorithms to stress available processor cores. Results are given in points.
Again, we find both Rampage boards end up with identical scores, while providing a very small edge over the Classified 760.