Asus also had the highest VRM temperature under full load, which could help explain its higher power consumption. Second-place power-saver Foxconn Renaissance keeps its voltage regulator cool.
Biostar, DFI, and MSI tie for first in base clock overclocking, a fact that anyone with a multiplier-handicapped processor can appreciate. ASRock didn’t place, since two samples of its X58 SuperComputer suffered catastrophic failure in our overclocking tests.
Base-clock aside, the voltage regulator has a greater affect on the achievable speed of most processors. The EVGA X58 3X SLI comes out on top.
DFI takes the lead in memory overclocking with three modules, while EVGA does slightly better with six. The LANParty DK X58-T3eH6 was also able use the DDR3-2133 multiplier (memory clock 8x base clock), but the choices at that multiplier were DDR3-2144 (stable) or DDR3-2160 (unstable). We had to instead use the 7x multiplier at 154 MHz base clock to achieve this 2156 MHz data rate.
- Two Steps Forward, Three Steps Back
- ASRock X58 SuperComputer
- X58 SuperComputer BIOS, Software And Accessories
- Asus P6T
- P6T BIOS, Software And Accessories
- Biostar TPower X58
- TPower X58 BIOS, Software And Accessories
- DFI LANParty DK X58-T3eH6
- X58-T3eH6 BIOS, Software And Accessories
- EVGA X58 3X SLI
- Foxconn Renaissance
- Renaissance BIOS, Software, And Accessories
- MSI X58 Platinum SLI
- X58 Platinum SLI BIOS, Software, And Accessories
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: 3D Games
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Synthetic
- Power, Heat, And Overclocking