Sorenson Squeeze 6

We are using Sorenson Squeeze to convert eight AVCHD videos into HD Flash videos for use on websites. This application heavily favors physical core count and processor clock speed.

Application Performance - Sorenson Squeeze 6 @ Stock

Application Performance - Sorenson Squeeze 6 @ 4.1Ghz


WinRaR 3.9 x64

This benchmark compresses our AT workload consisting of a main folder that contains 954MB of files in 15 subfolders. The result is a file approximately 829MB in size.

Application Performance - WinRAR 3.90 x64 @ Stock

Application Performance - WinRAR 3.90 x64 @ 4.1Ghz


Bibble 5

We utilize Bibble Labs' Bibble 5 v2 to convert 50 RAW image files into full size JPEG images with the program's default settings. This program is fully multithreaded and multi-core aware.

Application Performance - Bibble 5 Pro @ Stock

Application Performance - Bibble 5 Pro @ 4.1Ghz

Gaming/3D Performance Final Words


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  • Glenn - Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - link

    I believe for $15 more I would go with the Gigabyte X58A-UD3R. I like asrock boards and have had good luck in the past using them, but they need to provide more wow at this pricepoint or be substatially less than the proven enthusiast boards. Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Wednesday, June 02, 2010 - link

    Yep, it makes no sense. The comparison should have been with the X58A-UD3R, even if it is a few dollars more.

    You get 4 PCI-E x16 slots (x16+x16, x16+x8+x8, x8, x8, x8, x8), two PCI-E x1 slots and ONE PCI slot. How many people really need more than 1 PCI slot anymore?
  • bobvodka - Thursday, June 03, 2010 - link

    Well, I do for one.. I'm currently using a Creative X-Fi Elite Pro sound card which is PCI. I'm sticking with it because it has an awesome IO console I can sit on my desk so I can swap quickly to headphones and between headphone sets (one set is better for general usage, but when I need to talk to people I've got a headset I use but the sound repro isn't quite as good). So, while it still works I'll stick with it, heck I don't even know if the later PCIe X-Fi cards can even drive the IO Console...

    On my current X58 motherboard my other PCIe slots are either;
    - being used for graphics
    - being used for a PCIe wifi card
    - being used for a GTS-260 physx card
    - blocked
  • bobvodka - Thursday, June 03, 2010 - link

    oh, I totally misread the comment I was replying to... disregard the above, I thought it said 'requires one PCI slot'; sorry. Reply
  • Araemo - Thursday, June 03, 2010 - link

    I have to agree. I have only had one ASRock board... it was so extremely picky, with misleading and undocumented BIOS settings that impacted stability and overclocking greatly, and nonexistant support.

    That said, for the price, it gave me a (after months of fiddling) 95% stable, high performance system for 2 years for a fraction of the price I'd have paid for another board. But it only lasted about those 2 years before it started showing random crashes, lock ups, disappearing DVD drives, and other odd issues.
  • Araemo - Thursday, June 03, 2010 - link

    Also, since when is a $180 motherboard considered a budget price? Damn. I just built my wife a computer with a (now quad-core) AMD processor of decent performance with a very solid ASUS motherboard.. the motherboard cost $70. I can understand paying $100-$150 for a feature-rich overclocking motherboard, but that isn't what I'd call a 'budget' price at all. :P Reply
  • Taft12 - Thursday, June 03, 2010 - link

    Spoken like someone who has never looked at X58 motherboard pricing. Core i7 is for a different market than your wife. Reply
  • Pessimism - Thursday, June 03, 2010 - link

    What the original poster is trying to say is that intel should immediately drop the core2, i3, and i5 lines, cut the pricing of the i7 line to sub-$100, cut x58 board pricing to $75 and advance computing as a whole while wiping AMD off the map. Reply
  • Araemo - Saturday, June 05, 2010 - link

    I've looked at it - but the performance difference isn't worth the extra $400 you have to spend on an X58 based system Vs. and AMD or Core 2 Duo system. Reply
  • DLeRium - Sunday, June 06, 2010 - link

    Wrong comparison. X58-UDR3 is just outdated. I don't care about price. It's like comparing this year's car against last year's competitor. Okay? But that's not a direct comparison when talking new cars.... sigh. Reply

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