The Sisoft Sandra 2011 SP5 benchmark utility just came out a few weeks
ago and we have started to include it in our benchmarking. Sandra 2011 comes with
support for Virtualisation (Virtual PC/Server, Hyper-V, VMware) and
GPGPU (OpenCL, DirectX 11 DirectCompute), but today we will be using the
program to look at memory and CPU performance!
Benchmark Results: The performance margin between our Intel X79 platforms in SiSoftware Sandra 2012 Sp1 is about as close as it can get. The ASRock X79 Extreme9 is only ~.2GB/s behind the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme. That ~.2GB/s is roughly .5% of the 40.6GB/s memory bandwidth of the ASRock X79 Extreme9.