|MSI X58 Eclipse Motherboard
|Written by Hubert Wong
|Tuesday, 27 January 2009
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We used an Animatrix file, titled ,and a WAV created from VirtualDub. The movie was then converted it into a DVD compliant MPEG-2 file with a bitrate of 5000. Times are in minutes:seconds, and lower is better.
A good indicator of CPU/Motherboard performance is version 4.2, by Xavier Gourdon. We used a computation of 10000000 digits of Pi, Chudnovsky method, 1024 K FFT, and no disk memory. Note that lower scores are better, and times are in seconds.
We ripped the War of the Worlds bonus feature off the disk at 100% and compressed the file from the hard drive to 70%. Times are in minutes:seconds, and lower is better.
The Intel board still tends to be a little quicker than the MSI, except when the overclocking results kick in. Time didn't allow us to test the Intel board's OC.