abit AB9-Pro Review (Page 6 of 8)

Page 6 - Benchmarks: EVEREST Ultimate Edition 3.50.799

From the developer:

EVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiast PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems. Furthermore, complete software, operating system and security information makes EVEREST Ultimate Edition a comprehensive system diagnostics tool that offers a total of 100 pages of information about your PC.

CPU and FPU benchmarks
State of the art multi-threaded benchmark methods to measure performance of both old and brand new processors. References list to compare actual performance with other systems.

Memory benchmarking
Memory read and write speed, memory latency measurement to stress the memory and cache subsystem, including references list to compare actual performance with other systems.

Again, the Intel i975X based Asus P5W64-WS Professional led in all three tests in the EVEREST CPU benchmarks. However, the only one that is significant on our charts is the PhotoWorxx test -- the Asus got a performance advantage by nearly 3,000 points.

In our EVEREST FPU tests, Asus' board again led by a few points each. Although again it is not a considerable lead (Due to an error margin), the abit board only lost by a several points and it is not significant enough to make a real performance difference. On paper, however, we can still say the Asus P5W64-WS Professional is still a hair faster.

In our EVEREST Memory tests, it appears that the abit AB9-Pro got a slight lead in the Copy test, a statistical tie in the write test, but Asus' P5W64-WS Professional obtained quite a lead in the Read test.

In terms of memory latency, measured in ns (Nanoseconds), generally lower the better. The Asus P5W64-WS Professional has a clear lead of 65.3ns versus AB9-Pro's 73.6ns score.

Page Index
1. Introduction
2. Features, Packaging, Accessories
3. Board Layout
4. The uGuru Panel
5. Test System; Benchmarks: PCMark05, 3DMark06
6. Benchmarks: EVEREST Ultimate Edition 3.50.799
7. Benchmarks: Cinebench 9.5, HDTachRW
8. Onboard Sound, Overclocking, Conclusion