X58 for the Masses: Gigabyte's EX58-UD3R & EX58-UD4P

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Cinebench and POV-Ray Rendering

Cinebench R10
3D Rendering

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. 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.


Single-threaded results in Cinebench were mostly an equal matching of the X58 boards, with the EX58-UD3R being the sole exception.  It's score in this test was 100-140 points higher than the others.  Similarly, the multi-core tests were also skewed heavily in the UD3R's favor.  The UD4P wound up somewhere in between the UD3R and the two "high-end" boards from ASUS and MSI.

POV Ray Performance
Details: www.povray.org

POV-Ray, or the Persistence of Vision Ray-Tracer, is an open source tool for creating realistically lit 3D graphics artwork. We tested with POV-Ray's standard included benchmarking model on all of our test machines and recorded the scores reported for each.  Results are measured in pixels-per-second (PPS) throughput.


POV-Ray Rendering followed the same pattern as Cinebench's multi-threaded testing.  The additional gains that the Intel Turbo Boost technology provided the Gigabyte duo resulted in scores 100 points (for the UD4P) and 140 points (for the UD3R) higher than the other two boards.  Overall, that's a 4-5% increase in rendering performance demonstrated in these two benchmarks.

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