Synthetic CPU and Memory Tests

SiSoft Sandra 2011

The latest version of SiSoft Sandra offers up a lot of new features including compatibility updates for Sandy Bridge processors, media transcoding enhancements, Blu-Ray, and expanded GPGPU support. 

In our first set of benchmarks, the X79A-GD65 (8D) matched up pretty well against the X79-UD5. We evaluate many aspects of each motherboard through SiSoft Sandra, and the MSI board was on par with its Gigabyte counterpart in every test except the multicore efficiency benchmark where it was a full gigabyte per second slower in performance. The rest of the benchmarks were almost identical, which means each vendor didn’t veer off course much in tweaking their boards from the reference design.

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