4. Everest Ultimate Edition 2006 - SiSoft Sandra
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 several tests for memory and CPU/FPU built-in.
the Asus P5NE-SLI performed very well in the memory tests, surpassing even the EVGA 680i LT.
In the CPU tests, there is very little between the the EVGA 680i LT (nVidia 680i LT) and the P5N E-SLI (Nvidia 650i).
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, there is very little between the nVidia 680i LT and the nVidia 650i based motherboards in the memory benchmarks. The same is also true for the CPU benchmarks shown below.
The USB performance of all four motherboards was measured under Sisoft Sandra with a Corsair Voyager 8GB GT USB stick. The "Removable Storage" benchmark was used to get the "Performance Index" (reading/writing operations per minute).
Unfortunately, the Asus P5N-E SLI exhibited extremely poor USB performance. We tried the same test several times and got similar readings. The BIOS settings were set for USB2.0 (max) performance, so we don't know why the P5N-E SLI had such slow performance, maybe it is a BIOS or driver bug?