Asus P5E3-Deluxe Review (Page 4 of 13)

Page 4 - Test System; Benchmark: 3DMark06

Our test system specifications as follows:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ E6850 (333MHz*9)
CPU Cooling: Scythe Infinity
Case: Thermaltake Aguila (Noctua NF-S12-800 - Front / Noctua NF-S12-1200 Asus Q-Fan - Back)
Power: Seasonic M12 500W
Graphics: Asus EN8800GTS 320MB
Sound: Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic
Optical Drive: NEC AD-7170A 18X DVD+/-RW
Hard Drive: Seagate 7200.10 320GB 16MB SATA2
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

Compared hardware
- Asus P5K-Deluxe, using OCZ Reaper HPC PC2-8500 2x1GB DDR2 RAM
- Asus P5K3-Deluxe, using OCZ Platinum PC3-12800 Enhanced Bandwidth Edition 2x1GB @ DDR3-1333MHz 7-6-6-24 DDR3 RAM
- Asus P5E3-Deluxe, using OCZ Platinum PC3-12800 Enhanced Bandwidth Edition 2x1GB @ DDR3-1333MHz 7-6-6-24 DDR3 RAM

About 3DMark06

3DMark®06 is the worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking. A fundamental tool for every company in the PC industry as well as PC users and gamers, 3DMark06 uses advanced real-time 3D game workloads to measure PC performance using a suite of DirectX 9 3D graphics tests, CPU tests, and 3D feature tests. 3DMark06 tests include all new HDR/SM3.0 graphics tests, SM2.0 graphics tests, AI and physics driven single and multiple cores or processor CPU tests and a collection of comprehensive feature tests to reliably measure next generation gaming performance today. Futuremark's exclusive Online ResultBrowser web service tracks and compares 3DMark06 scores.

Key 3DMark06 Advanced and Professional Features
* DirectX® 9 3D game performance benchmark
* Includes separate graphics card and CPU tests
* Produces workloads that simulate next generation 3D gaming requirements
* Advanced 3D game engine supports HDR Rendering with SM3.0 Shaders, in addition to SM2.0 Shaders
* Includes two HDR/SM3.0 game tests and two SM2.0 game tests
* CPU performance testing via AI and physics workloads for both single core systems and multi-threaded, multi-core and multiple processor environments
* 3D graphics feature tests include Fill Rate, Pixel Shader, Vertex Shader, SM3.0 tests, and Batch Size tests

From: Developer's Page

The performance of the X38/DDR3 based Asus P5E3-Deluxe generally outperformed both P35 based DDR2 and DDR3 boards we've compared it to. Although the performance difference is small, it is consistent in all five areas of marking based on Futuremark's 3DMark06 Professional.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Features, and Specifications
2. Bundle, Chipset, BIOS
3. A Closer Look, Board Layout
4. Test System; Benchmark: 3DMark06
5. Benchmark: PCMark05
6. Benchmark: Cinebench 9.5, SuperPI 1M
7. Benchmark: EVEREST CPU
8. Benchmark: EVEREST FPU
9. Benchmark: EVEREST Memory
10. Benchmark: EVEREST Memory Latency, HDTach
11. Asus Express Gate Onboard Linux
12. Onboard Sound (RMAA 6.06) Analyzation
13. Onboard Sound (Subjective), Wi-Fi, Overclocking, Conclusion