Intel P35 Express Comparison: ASUS & Gigabyte

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Cinebench, Kribibench & 3DMark06 CPU Benchmarks

The Maxon Cinebench Revision 10 is the latest version of the popular Cinebench rendering benchmark. Cinebench 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). 

Cinebench R10 Performance Tests
3D Modeling & Rendering Tests

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Once again the P5K3 Deluxe takes the prize although the P35T-DQ6 is right behind. Although the performance difference is still very small and basically negligible, the gap has increased slightly over the WorldBench tests.

Kribibench v1.1

Details: www.adeptdevelopment.com

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 that is comprised of over 16 billion polys .

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The Kribibench results maintain the trend we have observed so far in our tests, with the P5K3 Deluxe coming in first, followed very closely by the P35T-DQ6. With as much as 16 billion polygons on screen in the case of the 'Ultra' model, which consists of hundreds of thousands of individual rendered houses, even our mighty Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 is brought to its knees. 

Futuremark 3DMark06 - CPU Test
Simulated DirectX Gaming Performance
3DMark06'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 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.

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Remembering that higher scores are better in 3DMark, we see the P5K3 Deluxe has taken the lead, barely. While scores like these aren't particularly interesting since they both share the same chipset, it is surprising that ASUS P5K3 Deluxe manages to consistantly capture first place, indication that it isn't just lucky.
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