ASRock X58 SuperComputer Motherboard Review :: Test Setup and Software

03-03-2009 · Category: Motherboards

By Ben Sun

I don't have three Tesla cards from NVIDIA to test or any Quadros lying around. The standard suite of benchmarks was run with our X58 platform showing performance differences versus other X58 motherboards. Installing three GTX 280 cards went without incident as to capacitor or HDD placement and there's plenty of room to install four cards in the PCI Express x16 slots.

Test System

  • Intel Core i7 920 CPU running at 2.67GHz
  • 3GB Kingston DDR3-1067MHz DDR3 memory running at CL7 1067MHz
  • 2 74GB WD Raptor SATA HDDs in RAID 0 Mode
  • ATI Radeon HD 4870 1GB running Catalyst 9.2
  • Lite-On 16x DVD-RW drive
  • Windows Vista 32-bit with SP1 installed
  • Thermaltake TruePower 1000W PSU


  • Sysmark 2007 Patch 3
  • PCMark05
  • PCMark Vantage
  • 3DMark06
  • 3DMark Vantage
  • X264 HD benchmark
  • SpecViewPerf 10
  • wPrime
  • Sandra X2 with SP1 Processor benchmark
  • CPUBench 2003
  • Crystalmark 2004