Legit Motherboard Reviews
ASRock X58 Extreme3 Motherboard Performance Review
|Product:||ASRock X58 Extreme3|
|Date:||Wed, Apr 21, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
Since power consumption is a big deal these days, we ran some simple power consumption tests on our test beds. The systems ran with the power supplies, case fans, video cards and hard drives. To measure idle usage, we ran the system at idle for one hour on the desktop with no screen saver and took the measurement. For load measurements, Prime95's in-place large FFT's was run on all cores to make sure each and every processor was at 100% load for maximum power consumption and heat. We also ran Furmark 1.8 at 1280x1024 to put a full load on the graphics card. All systems were tested using as identical hardware.
The ASRock X58 Extreme3 had a much lower draw at idle than the EVGA board did. Both system boards were very nearly the same draw under a full load.
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Page 1 - ASRock X58 Extreme3
Page 2 - ASRock X58 Extreme3 Box and Bundle
Page 3 - ASRock X58 Extreme3 Board Tour
Page 4 - ASRock X58 Extreme3 Bios Images
Page 5 - Test System Configuration
Page 6 - PCMark Vantage
Page 7 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 8 - Super Pi
Page 9 - Cinebench R11.5
Page 10 - SiSoftware Sandra 2010
Page 11 - x264 HD Video Encoding
Page 12 - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.
Page 13 - Colin McRae: DiRT 2
Page 14 - Power Consumption
Page 15 - Overclocking the ASRock X58 Extreme3
Page 16 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion