Benchmark Testing

Synthetic Benchmark Testing

SiSoft Sandra 2015 SP2b

The Sandra benchmarks remain a fast and easy way to determine system quality from a CPU and memory subsystem perspective. The Strix X99 Gaming performed well in the Sandra benchmarks compared with the other X99 test systems, indicating proper CPU and memory subsystem operation.

Intel Linpack Benchmark v11.3.0.004

The current version of the Intel Linpack benchmark comes with a batch file to run from the command-line interface for running the Linpack tests. It serves as a good indicator of proper system CPU functioning and is considered one of the most intensive CPU benchmarks currently available. 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 Strix X99 Gaming motherboard again performed on par with the other test systems, indicating an optimally working motherboard.

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 Strix X99 Gaming performed as expected in this rendering testing.

FutureMark PCMark 8

FutureMark Corporation’s PCMark 8 can be used to reliably ascertain a system’s performance in a Windows 10-based use environment. The benchmark tests chosen for benchmarking included the Home test, Creative test, Work test, and Applications test in conjunction with Adobe Creative Suite 6.0). All test suites within the PCMark 8 benchmark were run three times, with the highest reproducible PCMark scores recorded.

The Strix X99 Gaming board scored top performance numbers in this benchmark suite, showing itself to be a strong competitor in relation to the other Intel X99-based systems.

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