PCMARK 8 – CREATIVE 3.0
Futuremark’s PCMark 8 is the latest in their series of industry standard PC benchmarking tools. We test CPU performance using the ‘Creative 3.0’ benchmark on ‘Conventional’ mode.
Maxon’s Cinebench is a benchmarking tool based on their Cinema 4D software. It measures CPU performance by rendering a photo realistic 3D scene.
WinRAR is easily the most well-known file archiving program. In our test we use the application’s built-in benchmark utility in order to determine memory performance.
INTEL EXTREME TUNING UTILITY (XTU) BENCHMARK
Intel’s XTU benchmark test utilizes CPU Core, Cache, as well as RAM during the benchmark, therefore it is a good tool to test all three variables with the motherboards main components.
3DMARK11 – FIRE STRIKE EXTREME
3DMark 11’s Fire Strike Extreme is one of the most intensive graphical benchmarks available. It is reserved for testing ultra high-end gaming machines with multiple graphics cards or overclocked CPUs. For this benchmark we have left the graphics card on stock settings.