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ASUS X99-DELUXE Motherboard Performance Review

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Performance Testing Results

Let’s start with a good synthetic test like AIDA64. As usual I’ll be doing Queen, Photoworx, ZLIB, and Hash benchmarks.

aida64

With the Queen test, we see a nice scaling with CPU frequency, as expected. Since Queen saturates all the cores, the results for the DIP 5 optimization aren’t quite as good as those for my manual tune, since the DIP 5 settings run the cores are 4.3GHz when more than four are loaded.

Photoworxx is relatively insensitive to CPU speed, but really likes memory bandwidth, so the TPU II setting posts the highest score here. It’s hundreds of megaHertz slower than the DIP 5 or manual settings, but it’s running the Corsair memory’s XMP profile, which boosts the memory speed from 2,133MHz to 2,666MHz.

aida64_zlib_hash

Next are the ZLIB and Hash benchmarks, all of which scale nicely with CPU frequency. Let’s take a look at CINEBENCH next…

cinebench_single

Again, nice scaling directly with CPU speed. Since this is a single-core test, both the DIP 5 and manual settings are running at 4.4GHz, so I’m a little curious about that 3% difference, which was consistent across multiple runs.

cinebench_multi

The multi-core test shows scaling with frequency. Last, let’s run the x264HD transcoding benchmark:

x64hd_run1_run2

Again, very nice scaling with CPU frequency. One thing to take away from these tests are how close the auto overclocking performed with AI Suite 3 came to the settings I achieved manually. I have never had any auto overclocking mechanism ever get this close to the best manual overclock I could achieve.

Join me in the next section as I lay out my final thoughts on this motherboard.


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1 comment

  1. Chris

    At the moment, this board has some issues. It looks like the early BIOS as your review notes is not entirely stable.

    Check this out:
    http://www.legitreviews.com/intel-x99-motherboard-goes-up-in-smoke-for-reasons-unknown_150008

    Could be defects with the early revisions.

    Best to wait it out and see if there’s a revision 2.0 and/or BIOS updates to correct these issues.

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