Benchmark Results: SiSoftware Sandra
With identical processors in the $1,500 and $3,000 PCs, Sandra Arithmetic appears to indicate a slight base clock difference between ASRock and Gigabyte motherboards. The $750 machine lacks several recent CPU optimizations.
Big cooling allows big overclocks, resulting in a big Sandra Multimedia lead for the $3,000 machine.
Core i7 memory performance scales almost perfectly with clock speed and AMD’s dual-channel memory controller performance even looks proportional to Intel’s triple-channel performance. That’s a good showing for all systems.