Synthetic Performance

The SoildWorks test, which is part of the SPECviewperf v11 benchmark, saw less than a 2% difference between the fastest and slowest X79 boards. All six boards allowed the Core i7-3960X processor to render 12fps.

The Maya test also saw the six X79 boards deliver virtually the same result, as they were all capable of 14fps.

The CINEBENCH R11.5 OpenGL results fluctuated between 53 and 55fps. The Intel DX79SI delivered the lowest result, while the Gigabyte G.1 Assassin 2 provided the highest followed by the Asus and ECS boards.

When testing with the WinRAR in-built benchmark we found that the MSI X79A-GD65(8D) was the slowest of the X79 boards followed by the Intel DX79SI. The cream of the crop was again the Gigabyte G.1 Assassin 2 followed by the ECS and Asrock boards.