ASUS Maximus Formula Motherboard Review :: Test Setup and Procedures

03-26-2008 · Category: Motherboards

By Ben Sun

The E6750 we use for testing is a Core 2 Duo 2.66GHz CPU. Dual Core CPUs are still the most prevalent type on the market as Intel states that less than 33% of the CPUs sold on the market today are Quad Core, with it really hitting big in 2009. As such there is no reason to update our test system at the moment as it is still modern enough.


Test System

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 running 2.66GHz
  • 2GB Crucial Tracer 1066MHz PC8500 DDR2 memory
  • 2 74GB Western Digital Raptor HDDs in RAID 0 mode
  • Rosewill 950W PSU
  • EVGA 8800GTS 320MB running 169.25 Forceware drivers
  • Windows Vista Business

Tests

  • Sysmark 2007 Preview
  • 3Dmark05/06
  • Sisoft Sandra XI Processor benchmark
  • CPUBench 2004
  • PiFast
  • PCMark 2005
  • CrystalMark 2004
  • SpecViewPerf 10