Author: Bob Buskirk
- Sandy Bridge Extreme and X79 Chipset Overview
- Testing Setup & Procedures
- Testing - Overall System Tests
- Testing - CPU Tests
- Testing - Memory
- Testing - Video
- Testing - Gaming
- Final Thoughts
Testing – Overall System Tests
Our first full system test is PCMark 7. It is basically an entire system benchmark.
Up next is PCMark Vantage.
Next is a new benchmark we have been using for motherboard and processor reviews. It is called Performance Test 7.0 – PassMark. It tests all of the components in your system and gives you an overall score.
Geekbench is another system benchmark that primarily tests your CPU and memory.
The newer versions of SiSoftware’s Sandra have a new Overall Score benchmark. It runs many of the included benchmarks and gives you an overall system score.