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 BIOSTAR TPower X79 was slightly below what we have seen on some of our other Intel X79 systems. The two tests were both around .6-.7GB/s behind the top board, all in all though that’s only ~1% of the bandwidth. Likely not a performance margin that would be noticed in day to day usage.