Cinebench is a great program for testing the possible rendering performance of a system in a real world engine based on Maxon’s Cinema 4D rendering engine. We are also using the 64 bit version of the application to fully utilise the processors on test today.
The figures are very impressive for the new W5580 Xeon CPU’s and just for the record, in order for the Skulltrail system to achieve 30,000 in Cinebench it needs to be overclocked to just over 4ghz, which is a 800 mhz clock advantage for every core. This is a good indication of the new platforms efficiency when taken side by side on a clock per clock basis.
Last month Intel launched their Z97 chipset, essentially an evolution of Z87, which in many cases brought new features such as SATA Express and M.2 compatibility to the mainstream desktop market. There was of course no new CPU at that time with the existing socket 1150 processors working without issue in the new boards. Since then though Intel launched (along with some lower spec models) the Core i7-4790K, a model which sits at the top of their mainstream platform. Today we see how it compares to various other models when installed on Gigabytes Z97X Gaming 5 and paired with PowerColors new dual core 290X Devil 13.
AMD AM1 Platform - Athlon 5350 Review
Yesterday AMD launched their latest high end GPU, the R9 295X2, a £1000/$1500 monster of a product which offered flawless gaming performance at 1080p and impressive performance at 4K resolutions. For the limited consumers who can afford (or need) it...