Asus P5K-Deluxe Review (Page 5 of 11)

Page 5 - Benchmark: PCMark05

About PCMark05

PCMark®05 is everything you need to reliably and easily measure the performance of your PC and determine its strengths and weaknesses. With PCMark05, you will be able to select the optimal upgrades for your existing PC, or choose the right new PC that fits your specific needs. This easy-to-use product gives you the same tools and knowledge that virtually every professional tester in the industry uses.

Key PCMark05 Advanced and Professional Features

* Unparalleled ease-of-use: One click benchmarking
* Unified benchmarking for desktop and laptop PCs and workstations
* System Information tool that displays advance system configuration information
* Advanced Online ResultBrowser functionality

From: Developer's Page

Much to our surprise, the P35 based P5K-Deluxe came out last on our PCMark05 CPU test. The NVIDIA 650i based motherboards tied each other; while Asus' P5W64-WS Professional led the way at 4805 points.

Update: New BIOS revision 0404 brought the score up to 4787. Our tests has been repeated several times to confirm this new result.

The Asus P5NT-WS is certainly a memory performer, which led this benchmark at 4678 points. The P5K-Deluxe did slightly better and ended up just ahead of the abit AB9-Pro at 4482 points.

Intel's ICH9R southbridge has slightly better burst speeds (More on this later) -- contributing to its score of 6069; ahead of the ICH7R and ICH8R based P5W64-WS Professional and abit AB9-Pro, respectively.

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. Onboard Sound, Wi-Fi, Overclocking, Conclusion