Maingear Rush Review With Radeon R9 295X2 CrossFire

SiSoft SANDRA & Cinebench

Next, we ran the Maingear Rush through SiSoft SANDRA and Cinebench. The SiSoft suite offers as a range of diagnostic and system utilities, including several benchmarks. These tests are designed to test particular components, including the processor, memory, graphics card, and the computer's main storage device.

Synthetic Benchmarks

SiSoft SANDRA has a variety of tests that stress specific components or simulate certain tasks. We put the iBuypower system through the CPU Arithmetic, Multimedia, Memory Bandwidth, and Physical Disks tests. SANDRA receives frequent updates, so if you use the benchmark, check to make sure you have the latest version.

Unsurprisingly, the Maingear Rush tore through the SANDRA benchmarks. In the Physical Disks test, especially, it made its mark with our first 1GBps score, and that quad-channel memory kit smoked all of the competition as well.

However, the Rush came in second to its sibling, the Maingear Epic Rush in the Multimedia test and dropped into second behind the older Maingear Shift SS X79 in the Arithmetic test.

Cinebench R11.5 64-bit
Content Creation Performance

Based on Maxon Cinema 4D software, this test uses a 3D scene and polygon and texture manipulation to assess GPU and CPU performance. We usually opt for the Main Processor Performance (CPU) test, which builds a still scene containing about 2,000 objects, for total polygon count above 300,000. We run the test twice: once with only one processor core enabled, the next time with all CPU cores blazing. Cinebench displays its results in points.

The Cinebench score here is strong; the 13.9 multi-threaded score is tops, and the single-core score is just a bit behind the surprisingly high score posted by the CyberPowerPC Zeus Thunder 2500 SE.

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