General System Performance
Lacking a better placement for benchmark results like this, we’ll first look at how the motherboards compare in overall system performance in both PCMark05 and World Bench 5.
PCMark, from the makers of the 3DMark series, tests various aspects of the system and reports the results back in a normalized score.
World Bench 5
World Bench runs the system through a series of real world benchmarking scenarios from video editing to multitasking. We’ll be looking at the individual scores on the coming pages.
The Aurora 7500’s scores a bit lower than the DIY system we tested it against. Why? Most likely the storage subsystem is probably to blame. We’ll know for sure after looking at the rest of the benchmarks.