Test Rig and Procedures

 

Test System (with affiliate links)

Motherboard:  Asus ROG Maximus XIII Hero

Cooling: Corsair H100i RGB Platinum

 Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Paste

Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 16GB 3000 MHz

Storage: WD Black SN750 1TB

Video Card: Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti

Power Supply: Corsair TX750M

Case: Dimastech Test Bench

OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

(it should also be noted that all testing was done with MCE or Multi-Core Enhancement turned off)

 

CPU Testing Procedures

Team Fortress 2

1080p – high, very high, high, reflect world, high, enabled, 8x msaa, x16, multicore on.    https://bit.ly/2vOebin

Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation

1080p – Standard quality setting, DX12, built-in benchmark on the CPU-focused setting

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Built-in Benchmark, 1080p, High detail setting

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

1080p – Ultra Setting and Medium Setting – DX11 – Vsync Turned off using the built-in benchmark

Far Cry 5

1080p with High Detail setting using the built-in benchmark

3DMark Fire Strike

Physics Score – Performance benchmark

Dolphin 5.0 Benchmark

https://bit.ly/2dpa9n3

Jetstream

https://browserbench.org/JetStream/

7-Zip

Built-in benchmark set to 32MB, run 4 or more passes. Combined MIPS, Compressing, and Decompressing scores all used. Just the Current result, not the resulting

AIDA64

Memory, Cache, and FLOPS testing done with built-in GPGPU and Memory benchmarks

wPrime

1024M

X264 HD Benchmark

Both version 4.0 and 5.0.1. Pass 1 and Pass 2 are run on 5.0.1 and just pass one on 4.0

Cinebench R15

CPU and CPU (Single Core results)

Cinebench R20

CPU and CPU (Single Core results)

CPUz

CPUz's built-in benchmark, both single and multi-core scores

Passmark 9

CPU Mark Score

PCMark 10

Normal test ran, not the express or extended

V-Ray

CPU Benchmark time used as the score

POV-Ray

Using built-in benchmark. Settings are all set to the "Standard Benchmark Switches" listed on https://www.povray.org/download/benchmark.php

Handbrake

Tested using 2d 4k 60 FPS version, resized using the Fast 1080p30 preset, average FPS used. Here is the file download location https://bbb3d.renderfarming.net/download.html

Blender

Using new official benchmark on the Quick Benchmark setting that tests the BMW27 test and Classroom. Timed together

Temps

Aida64 stability test to load and to record temperature readings

Power Usage

Idle and load testing using a Kill-A-Watt and wPrime to put the CPU under load

 

 

Onboard Testing Procedures

Bioshock Infinite

Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool on the “Medium” quality setting at 1080p

Tomb Raider

Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool on the “Medium” quality setting at 1080p

Hitman: Absolution

Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool on the “Medium” quality setting at 1080p

Far Cry 5

1080p, Lowest Detail setting, In game benchmark

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

1080p, Low Detail setting, In game benchmark

Team Fortress 2

1080p – high, very high, high, reflect world, high, enabled, 8x msaa, x16, multicore on.   https://bit.ly/2vOebin

Unigine Superposition

720p Low and 1080p Medium settings

Cinebench R15

OpenGL benchmark

3DMark Fire Strike

Performance setting – GPU Score

3DMark Time Spy

GPU Score

 

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