Synthetic Benchmark Testing
SiSoft Sandra 2012
The Sandra benchmarks remain a fast and easy way to determine how well the system's CPU and memory are functioning. The Z97X-SOC Force board performed well in the both tests with its theoretical memory performance falling slightly behind the other board, but still within acceptable tolerances. Performance on par with other similarly classed systems indicates CPU and memory subsystem performance within expected operational parameters.
LinX is a graphical interface for CPU-based testing using the Intel Linpack benchmarks. It serves as a good indicator of proper system CPU functioning and is considered one of the most intensive CPU benchmarks currently available. LinX was run with Memory set to All and for a total of 3 runs. This test was repeated three times with the highest repeatable GFlops (Giga-Floating Point Operations Per Second) score recorded.
This CPU torture test is a proven method for identifying possible issues with the CPU to motherboard interface layer. The Z97X-SOC Force board manages to perform within expectations, falling squarely in the middle of the comparison systems performance-wise.
Multimedia and System Benchmark Testing
Maxon Cinebench 11.5
Maxon’s Cinebench 11.5 benchmark can be used determine a system's ability to render 3D content based on their Cinema 4D animation software. The CPU benchmark test was run three times, with the highest reproducible Cinebench points score recorded.
Again, the Z97X-SOC Force board performs on par with the other systems. Its performance fell slightly behind the other test systems, but against remains within tolerances.