SiSoftware, founded in 1995, is one of
the leading providers of computer analysis, diagnostic and benchmarking
software. The flagship product, known as “SANDRA”, was launched in 1997
and has become one of the most widely used products in its field.
SANDRA is used by almost 400 world-wide IT publications, magazines,
review sites to analyze the performance of today?s computers.
As well as SMP (multi-processor) and SMT
(multi-threading/Hyper-Threading) support we have added multi-core
support for future AMD and Intel CPUs. The benchmarks have been
optimized to schedule the optimum number of threads on the optimum
(virtual) CPU on both multi-core and Hyper-Threaded computers.
Both motherboards hold their own in the Arithmetic testing of Sandra. Very nice scores!
Here we see the Foxconn board outperforming the ECS board. The issue here possibly is a bios issue with the ECS board, or possibly just a difference in chipsets. Since we do not have another board with either of these chipsets yet, we can not be sure. Either way, the Foxconn really outperforms the ECS here.
In the Multimedia testing, the ECS has a slight edge of the Foxconn. Obviously the memory bandwidth issue is not much of an issue… yet.