|Biostar TA890GXB-HD mATX AMD Motherboard|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Motherboards|
|Written by Hank Tolman|
|Monday, 31 May 2010|
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Cinebench Benchmark Results
Maxon Cinebench is a real-world test suite that assesses the computer's performance capabilities. Cinebench is based on Maxon's award-winning animation software, Cinema 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. Maxon software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia and many more. Cinebench Release 11.5 includes the ability to more accurately test the industry's latest hardware, including systems with up to 64 processor threads and the testing environment better reflects the expectations of today's production demands. A more streamlined interface makes testing systems and reading results incredibly straightforward.
The Cinebench R11.5 test scenario uses all of a system's processing power to render a photorealistic 3D scene, "No Keyframes" the viral animation by AixSponza. This scene makes use of various algorithms to stress all available processor cores. The OpenGL graphics card testing procedure uses a complex 3D scene depicting a car chase with which the performance of your graphics card in OpenGL mode is measured. During the benchmark tests the graphics card is evaluated by way of displaying an intricate scene that includes complex geometry, high-resolution textures, and a variety of effects to evaluate the performance across a variety of real-world scenarios.
The Cinebench results are really surprising, and can perhaps offer us some insight into what is going on here. Cinebench does an excellent job of isolating the GPU during its performance tests, yet the ASUS motherboard outperforms the Biostar TA890GXB-HD by a small amount in both the single and multi-CPU benchmarks. When we consider that the ASUS motherboard clocks the stock Athlon-II X3-445 at 3.12GHz compared to the 3.10GHz given by the TA890GXB-HD, we might be able to account for these differences. Even so, I am not sure that a simple 20MHz increase in clock speed would account for a 3% increase in performance from both the single and the multi-GPU tests.