Media and Rendering Tests
This rendering benchmark based off of the Cinema 4D engine is a terrific indicator for multi-threaded processing.
Known mainly for its DVD re-encoding prowess, our test uses the Handbrake command line interface.
In a surprising twist, the Maximus III Gene gave us the best single and multi-thread benchmark scores in Cinebench. This board really seemed to pull away from the pack when we enabled all eight threads and ran the core at full load. This is a good indication of the power management and performance capabilities the ASUS Maximus III Gene brings to the table.