Test Rig and Procedures

Test System

Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi – Live Pricing

Cooling: Corsair iCUE H100i ELITE LCD Liquid CPU Cooler - Live Pricing

Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Paste - Live Pricing

   Memory:       G.Skill Trident Z Royal 3600MHz 16-16-16-36 – Live Pricing

Storage:       Corsair MP600 2TB– Live Pricing

Video Card: Nvidia RTX 3070 FE - Live Pricing

Power Supply: Corsair AX1200 - Live Pricing

Case: Primochill Wetbench - Live Pricing

OS: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - Live Pricing


CPU Testing Procedures

Team Fortress 2

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

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Built-in Benchmark, 1080p, High detail setting

Dirt 5

Built-in benchmark, running at 1080p on all three resolution settings, V-Sync is turned off, dynamic resolution is turned off, and on the low detail setting

Far Cry 5

1080p with High Detail setting using built-in benchmark

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Built in benchmark, gtx 1080Ti, 1080p, high detail setting

Metro Exodus

Default benchmark low setting

Watch Dogs Legion

1080p, dx12, medium detail

Borderlands 3

Built-in benchmark. fullscreen, 1080p, medium quality, dx11

Dolphin 5.0 Benchmark



Fire Strike - Physics Score – Performance benchmark, Time Spy - CPU Score, and CPU Profile test


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





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)

Cinebench R23

CPU and CPU (Single Core results)


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

Passmark 9

CPU Mark Score

Passmark 10

CPU Mark Score

PCMark 10

Normal test ran, not the express or extended


Office productivity benchmark is done with the current Microsoft Office 365, Photo Editing Benchmark is done with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic. Video Editing Benchmark uses Adobe Premiere Pro. All adobe products are running on the latest version at the time of testing


CPU Benchmark time used as the score


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


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


Using new official benchmark using 3.1.0


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


Aida64 FPU 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 and again with the AIDA64 FPU CPU workload



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