ECS 945G-M3 and C19-A SLI Motherboards
CINEBENCH R9.5 & 3DMark05 - CPU
The CINEBENCH R9.5 benchmark is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test, based on the commercially available Cinema 4D application. 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).
None of the three boards takes a decisive victory here, but the ECS 945G-M3 does fall a little bit behind the other two.
3DMark05's built-in CPU test is a multi-threaded "gaming related" DirectX metric that's useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems. This test consists of two different 3D scenes that are generated with a software renderer, which is dependent on the host CPU's performance. This means that the calculations normally reserved for your 3D accelerator are instead sent to the central processor. The number of frames generated per second in each test is used to determine the final score.
Once again, the competition is close, but the 955X board manages to squeak by with another tiny victory.