Performance

When it came time for performance testing, I ran the Crossblade Ranger through our standard benchmark suite using the A10-7850K Kaveri APU. For comparison, I also did the same testing using our other A88 board, the Asus A88-Pro. In the end both had extremely similar numbers in all of the test. With both being from the same manufacture and running the same video card and APU this wasn’t a shock at all. The improvements in the Crossblade Ranger are focused on giving a better gaming experience with improved audio performance and better overclocking potential. Speaking of audio performance, when testing I was extremely impressed with the soundcard on the Crossblade Ranger. It’s rare that any onboard audio card is anything more than mediocre, but Asus has made it a habit of making their ROG boards stand out with good audio. They have done this so much that a lot of the other manufactures have been putting out similar designs to keep up.

3DMark

Motherboard

Overall Score

Graphics Score

Physics Score

Asus A88-Pro

5888

9343

3653

Asus Crossblade Ranger

5886

9338

3653

PCMark 8 Home Accelerated Score

Asus A88-Pro

3489

Asus Crossblade Ranger

3515

Passmark Overall Score

Asus A88-Pro

2959.2

Asus Crossblade Ranger

2960.6

Bioshock Infinite Average FPS

Asus A88-Pro

83.11

Asus Crossblade Ranger

83.17

Tomb Raider Average FPS

Asus A88-Pro

57.2

Asus Crossblade Ranger

57.7

Hitman: Absolution Average FPS

Asus A88-Pro

38.4

Asus Crossblade Ranger

38.5

Sleeping Dogs Average FPS

Asus A88-Pro

59.7

Asus Crossblade Ranger

59.7

         

 

 

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #36031 26 Dec 2014 18:25
I hope everyone had a great holiday. Before we get to the weekend check out our review of the Asus Crossblade Ranger, Asus's first ROG FM2+ board.

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