Synthetic Benchmark Testing
SiSoft Sandra 2014 SP3
The Sandra benchmarks remain a fast and easy way to determine system quality from a CPU and memory subsystem perspective. The X99-SOC Champion motherboard matched performance with the other Intel X99-based boards tested, indicating optimal implementation of the CPU and memory subsystem. The memory numbers fell a bit higher than expected most likely caused by the tighter internal timings of the Dominator Platinum modules and the memory trace path optimizations GIGABYTE designed into the X99-SOC Champion board.
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. Again, the X99-SOC Champion board performed within expectations when compared to the other similar class test boards. This further reinforces the board's optimized implementation of the CPU to board interface.
Multimedia and System Benchmark Testing
Maxon Cinebench R15
Maxon’s Cinebench R15 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.
The X99-SOC Champion again performed well within expectations in this real-time rendering benchmark.