Asus P5W64-WS Professional Review (Page 5 of 7)

Page 5 - Benchmarks: EVEREST Ultimate Edition 3.50.799

From the developer of EVEREST:

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.

Although a statistical tie, the Asus again led by just those few points on all three tests. The EVEREST FPU tests are quite CPU dependent, and a 7MHz or so faster clock speed is enough to gain extra points due to the fact that our Core 2 Duo E6300 runs at 267MHz FSB on Asus' P5W64-WS Professional and 266MHz on abit's AB9-Pro. The reason we left it at that is because we want to run all our tests on stock speeds without interrupting anything (Whether for higher or lower scores).

Surprisingly, abit's AB9-Pro had a slight advantage in EVEREST's Memory Copy test, a statistical tie in the write test -- but the Asus P5W64-WS Professional had an approximate 300 point lead in the memory read benchmark.

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. Memory used was OCZ Special Ops Edition Urban Elite PC6400 2x1GB in all our tests running at stock latencies of 4-4-3-15.

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