ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution Review :: Test Setup and Software

02-10-2009 · Category: Motherboards

By Ben Sun

The new X58 chipset requires a new test platform and the X58 motherboard chipset is the best of the best available. The graphics card has been changed to the HD 4870 1GB card from ATI with 3GB of Kingston HyperX DDR3 memory used for the memory to run in triple channel mode. Western Digital Raptor HDDs are still among the fastest drives and we kept the two 74GB drives in RAID 0 mode to ensure high speed. I've added X264 HD Benchmark to reflect the High Definition content encoding that a modern system is likely to use.


Test System


  • Core i7 920 running at 2.66GHz QPI 4.8GT/s
  • 3GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1800MHz running at 1333MHz
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA drives running in RAID 0
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB Running Catalyst 8.12
  • CoolerMaster 1100W PSU
  • Windows Vista 32-bit Business with SP1 installed

Tests

  • Sysmark 2007 Preview Patch 3
  • PCMark05
  • PCMark Vantage
  • 3DMark06
  • 3DMark Vantage
  • Sisoft Sandra XII with SP1 Processor benchmark
  • X264 HD Benchmark
  • PiFast
  • wPrime95
  • CPUBench 2003
  • Crystalmark 2004
  • SpecViewPerf 10