Foxconn's WinFast 755FXK8AA-8EKRS
Windows Media Encoder 9 & 3DMark03: CPU
We continued our testing with another application from Futuremark, 3DMark03, and with a video encoding benchmark, Windows Media Encoder 9. In the WME9 test, we took a 416MB Digital Video file and encoded to WMV9 format. Times were recorded in minutes:seconds, with lower times indicating better performance.
The WinFast 755FXK8AA-8EKRS fell behind a bit in our custom Windows Media Encoder 9 test. The WinFast 755FXK8AA-8EKRS finished the test in 2 minutes and 41 seconds, which was 2 seconds (1.2%) longer than the K8T, and 4 seconds (2.5%) longer then either of the nForce 3 Ultra based motherboards tested here.
It's not an actual game, but 3DMark03's built-in CPU test is a "gaming related" DirectX metric that's useful for comparing relative performance among similarly equipped systems. This test consists of two different 3D scenes that are generated with a software renderer, which is dependant 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 are used to determine the final score.
3DMark03's CPU performance test had the WinFast 755FXK8AA-8EKRS finishing just slightly ahead of the other motherboards. The performance deltas were quite small though. The difference between the fastest and slowest boards in this test, was only 10 points, which equates to approximately 1.7%.