EVGA X58 3X SLI Core i7 Motherboard

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Cinebench and Kribibench

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 the length of the entire process. The rate at which each test system was able to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below.

Cinebench is solid gauge of raw CPU throughput with its software rendering workloads.  As you can see, the EVGA X58 3X SLI is in the hunt with the rest of the Core i7 boards.  On a side note, this tests also shows how much faster the new Intel Core i7 processor can be versus legacy Core 2 chips.  Both the Core i7 Extreme 965 chip and the Core 2 Extreme QX9770 are clocked at 3.2GHz, yet the Core i7 offers roughly a 28% performance advantage.

Kribibench v1.1
CPU-Bound Rendering

For this next batch of tests, we ran Kribibench v1.1, a 3D rendering benchmark produced by the folks at Adept Development. Kribibench is an SSE aware software renderer where a 3D model is rendered and animated by the host CPU and the average frame rate is reported. We used two of the included models with this benchmark: a "Sponge Explode" model consisting of over 19.2 million polygons and the test suite's "Ultra" model which is comprised of over 16 billion polys. 

Like the Cinebench test, our Kribibench rendering test shows that the EVGA X58 3X SLI offers performance in lock-step with its X58-based competition.  In fact, it was the fastest board by a slight margin under our Sponge Exploded model rendering workload.

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