Performance – Applications [Real World]
AutoGK is our choice for transcoding testing. It is a compilation of commonly used tools for transcoding combined into an easy to use application. At its core is virtual dub for the actual transcoding but it provides much more than that. AutoGK is a good test of a system as it stresses the system drives, memory and the CPU. Although it is not fully Multi-Core compliant it does stagger the rendering load across multiple cores in turn. In our testing we take a 2 hour movie and transcode it to DivX Avi at 100% quality.
Here we see the Asus P7H57D-V EVO regain some of its earlier loses. Even at stock speeds it out performs the other H5x boards handily.LightWave 3D x64
Lightwave 3D is a full 3D animation software suite from Newtek. This application has become one of the standards in the industry and is used but a large number of professional animators. For our testing here at BSN we used the latest version of the software available from Newtek. Our rendered scene is frame 32 form the Lightwave 8 media Moonbase file. The resolution was 1080HD with 7-Pass PLD, and Gaussian Sharp reconstruction filter. Segment Memory was 512MB.
LightWave 3D rendering performance is so close as to not be worth mentioning. It seems that the Core i5 6xx series CPUs take their LightWave performance from board to board.Performance – Gaming
3D Mark Vantage is a DirectX 10 benchmark suite from Futuremark. This suite of tests allows you to get a broad overview of how well your system can handle the basic tasks of today’s gaming. Included in the test are Physics (using the PhysX libraries for GPU and CPU) DX10 Shader tests DX9 Shader tests as well as AI computations. Now since the majority of this is not dynamic it cannot hope to provide a completely accurate picture of gaming performance but it does a very good job despite that limitation. 3D Mark is also used a “bragging rights” test. The person with the best number wins; we are not sure what they really win, but we are assured they do actually win.
The Asus H57 board here does well squeaking by the others with a handful of 3DMarks.
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