3ds Max 9 finds Gigabyte and ECS falling only a second behind four performance leaders.
ECS shoots to the top with Foxconn in AVG, while Asus strangely drops below even the turbo-free Jetway. We retested the P6T SE twice to make sure this result was accurate.
WinRAR shows the largest-yet-seen performance variation between motherboard models.
WinZip results are more consistent than WinRAR, with the turboless BI-600 lagging behind motherboards that support Intel Turbo mode.
- More For Less, More Or Less
- Features Comparison
- ASRock X58 Extreme
- Asus P6T SE
- ECS X58B-A
- Foxconn FlamingBlade
- Gigabyte EX58-UD3R
- Jetway BI-600
- MSI X58 Pro-E
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Call Of Duty, Crysis
- Benchmark Results: Far Cry 2, World In Conflict
- Benchmark Results: Audio/Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetic
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency