ScienceMark, SuperPi, DiVX Encoding
On this page we have some CPU and RAM intensive computations typical of number crunching scenarios. These tests are useful in comparing the effectiveness of a particular motherboard against other systems running the same CPU. In this case look at the ASRock results compared to the other SiS 760GX board and the VIA K8T800 Pro.
In ScienceMark, we see the ASRock K8 Upgrade 760GX fall behind the other Socket 754 motherboards. This isn’t a significant margin, but may be a consideration if you plan on using this board for some serious computational operations.
In Super Pi, we calculate just under 8.4 million digits worth of pi. The results above show that both 760GX boards perform the same.
In converting 12 minutes of DVD into a DiVX we can see that the ASRock K8 Upgrade 760GX isn’t the fastest of the bunch, but amazingly ties the more expensive Intel 915P using the Pentium 4 560E.
Looking over all the results above, it would appear that the ASRock K8 Upgrade 760GX isn’t the best choice for intensive computational exercises. But then again if you’re really interested in this board, you probably won’t be doing intensive operations like this too often (unless you’re Folding that is). Of course, upgrading to Socket 939 can improve performance dramatically.