We will be running the Rampage III Formula through a full battery of benchmarks. Once again here are the specifications of our entire testing system.
Processor: Intel Core i7-965 Extreme
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Formula
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950
Memory: Crucial Ballistix DDR3-1866 6GB
Power: Zalman ZM1000-HP Plus 1000W
Storage: Samsung 750GB SATA II Drive
Case: In Win BUC Mid Tower
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Here are some shots of CPU-Z. As you can see we have the system running at the stock speed of 3.2 GHz and the memory at 1600 MHz with timings of 9-9-9-24.
We will also be testing the motherboard at our 4.0 GHz overclock.
We will be separating the tests into four different categories: CPU, System & Memory, Video and and Gaming. Here are the following benchmarks and programs we will be using for each category. We will be running the tests at the stock speed of 3.2 GHz and our software overclock of 3.84 GHz.
System & Memory Testing
PCMark Vantage (download)
Super Pi (download)
SiSoftware Sandra (download)
– Memory Bandwidth Benchmark
– Memory Latency Benchmark
– Cache & Memory Benchmark
– Physical Disks Benchmark
Alien vs. Predator
Now let’s get to testing!