MSI 790FX-GD70 AM3 Motherboard

Cinebench & 3DMark06 CPU

Cinebench R10 is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. Cinema 4D 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 tells a similar story as Kribibench. We see the same pattern of the two 790FX based boards equipped with DDR3 coming out on top, though only barely. Single-threaded scores are deadlocked across the board, but the GD70 edges ahead in the multi-threaded test to take a tiny lead over the M4A79T.

Futuremark 3DMark06
Synthetic DirectX Gaming

3DMark06's built-in CPU test is a multi-threaded DirectX gaming metric that's useful for comparing relative performance between similarly equipped systems.  This test consists of two different 3D scenes that are processed with a software renderer that is dependent on the host CPU's performance.  Calculations that are normally reserved for your 3D accelerator are instead sent to the CPU for processing and rendering.  The frame-rate generated in each test is used to determine the final score.

The 3DMark 06 CPU performance module results break from the trend of the previous tests. Here we see the M4A79T Deluxe taking a slight lead over the GD70 which has fallen back closer to the DKA790GX Platinum.

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