EVGA’s lead in 3DMark is far smaller than the difference between consecutive runs, so we can consider this gaming-oriented motherboard essentially matched with Asus’ more broadly-focused part.
EVGA takes a more noteworthy lead in PCMark Vantage.
Only clock speed differences could differentiate motherboards in Sandra’s CPU tests, so it’s no surprise that the three boards with a 133.7 MHz base clock edge out the one with a 133.2 MHz base clock. Overclockers can disregard these results, since clock-for-clock performance is unaffected.
Asus appears to use slightly more aggressive advanced memory timings than MSI. We only set the basic four (tCAS-tRP-tRCD-tRAS), plus the DRAM-command rate manually.
- Nothing But The Best?
- On-Board Features Comparison
- Asus Maximus III Formula
- Asus P7P55D-E Premium
- EVGA P55 Classified 200
- MSI Big Bang Trinergy
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: Crysis And Far Cry 2
- Benchmark Results: Clear Sky And World In Conflict
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency