EVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems. Furthermore, complete software, operating system and security information makes EVEREST Ultimate Edition a comprehensive system diagnostics tool that offers a total of 100 pages of information about your PC. The software has built-in, several tests for memory and CPU/FPU.
Not surprisingly, both the EVGA 680i LT and Striker Extreme are faster than the Commando, at least in two tests. All Nvidia based motherboards offer slightly better memory performance than Intel.
In the CPU tests, the Commando seems slightly faster than the other two boards, while there is a noticeable difference in the CPU Photoworxx benchmark.
SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. It should provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software. It works along the lines of other Windows utilities, however it tries to go beyond them and show you more of what's really going on. Giving the user the ability to draw comparisons at both a high and low-level. You can get information about the CPU, chipset, video adapter, ports, printers, sound card, memory, network, Windows internals, AGP, PCI, PCIe, ODBC Connections, USB2, 1394/Firewire, etc. Sisoft Sandra offers a variety of tests for Memory and CPU.
In Sisoft Sandra 2007 SP1, the Asus Commando was faster than the other two Nvidia 680i based motherboards in all tests.
The USB performance of the three tested motherboards was measured with Sisoft Sandra and a Corsair Voyager 8GB GT USB stick. The "Removable Storage" benchmark was used to obtain the "Performance Index" (reading/writing operations per minute).
The EVGA 680i LT had the highest score with 11254, the Asus Commando was the 3rd with 11175 operations per minute.