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Testing Methodology

Now to try and keep things fair across the board during our testing, we used the same exact settings on all of our benchmarks, and we ran each one three times to ensure that we did not get any erroneous readings, and took the average of the three runs per benchmark. The CPU’s were ran as close as to stock (Default) as possible, while keeping the memory running at its stock (Default) speeds.
A fresh install of Windows 8.1 was performed prior to any official testing. Your results will vary greatly as age of OS and user specific programs will influence the results.

X99_UD4P_Default

The Default settings I used for both of the tested motherboards is shown above.
ASUS P9X79 Deluxe

  • Core i7 3820 CPU @ 3.8GHz
  • 16GBs Kingston Hyper X 2133 @ 11-12-11-40
  • 2 Crucial SATA 6Gb/s 128 GB SSDs in Raid 0
  • Sapphire 290 Video card
  • Creative SoundBlaster Z sound card
  • Western Digital 1 Terabyte HDD
  • Seagate 1 Terabyte HDD
  • Seagate 320 GB HDD
  • 3 x ASUS 24” 1920 x 1080 Monitors in Eyefinity (5760×1080 combined)
  • Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
  • Razer Naga 2012 mouse

Gigabyte X99-UD4P

  • Core i7 5820 CPU @ 3.6GHz
  • 16GBs Patriot 2800MHz @ 16-18-18-36
  • 2 Crucial SATA 6Gb/s 128 GB SSDs in Raid 0
  • Sapphire 290 Video card
  • Creative SoundBlaster Z sound card
  • Western Digital 1 Terabyte HDD
  • Seagate 1 Terabyte HDD
  • Seagate 320 GB HDD
  • 3 x ASUS 24” 1920 x 1080 Monitors in Eyefinity (5760×1080 combined)
  • Logitech Illuminated Keyboard
  • Razer Naga 2012 mouse

As we can see the only things that were changed were the CPU, motherboard, and memory. This should give us a good idea of the scalability of the two motherboard/CPU/memory configurations. The results may surprise you.

CineBench 15 and SiSoft 2015

CineBench15


Starting off with CineBench 15, we can clearly see that the Gigabyte X99-UD4P motherboard with the larger Intel Core i7 5820 hex-core CPU clearly gives us a much larger performance boost over the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard with the 3820 quad-core CPU. This test confirms that programs that require more available threads will perform better using more cores and do the tasking faster than a CPU that has less threads available to it.

SiSoft 2015


Now turning our attention over to the memory bandwidth testing of SiSoft, we can see the difference on the amount of bandwidth we get when comparing DDR3 quad-channel memory of the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard, to the DDR4 quad-channel memory of the Gigabyte X99-UD4P.

Turning our attention over to the latency portion of testing, we see the ASUS P9X79 Deluxe motherboard does have a little better Latency than the Gigabyte X99-UD4P motherboard. Should we worry about a 4ns difference? In our opinion, not really, because we are comparing two very different platforms against one another, and having a higher memory bandwidth will make up for it.

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