7. CineBench and SuperPi
CINEBENCH is the free benchmarking tool for Windows and Mac OS based on the powerful 3D software CINEMA 4D. Consequently, the results of tests conducted using CINEBENCH 9.5 carry significant weight when analyzing a computer’s performance in everyday use.
Especially a system’s CPU and the OpenGL capabilities of its graphics card are put through their paces (even multiprocessor systems with up to 16 dedicated CPUs or processor cores). During the testing procedure, all relevant data is ascertained with which the performance of different computers can subsequently be compared, regardless of operating system. All tests were done with the latest available build (R9.5), and the sum of the subtests (except for OpenGL Software & Hardware Lighting tests, since both depend on the installed VGA card), is displayed in the following chart.
In CineBench, both Asus boards had exactly the same performance index.
SuperPI has become an utility to benchmark modern systems. In August 1995, the calculation of pi up to 4,294,960,000 decimal digits was succeeded by using a supercomputer at the University of Tokyo. The program was written by D.Takahashi and he collaborated with Dr. Y.Kanada at the computer center, the University of Tokyo. This record-breaking program was ported to personal computer environment such as Windows NT and Windows 95, and called Super PI.
The software offers up to 32M calculations of PI numbers. For all motherboards we tested up to 8M calculations and summed them for a total score.
While both the Asus Commando and P5B Premium are based on the same Intel P965 chipset, there were some differences in SuperPI performance.