5. Everest Ultimate Edition 2006
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 build-in several tests for memory and CPU/FPU.
The fastest motherboard in the Everest Ultimate Edition Memory Tests was the Asus P5B Deluxe. This reason is that you can set the memory to operate at FSB:RAM 1:2, resulting in higher running speeds than that offered on the other two motherboards. Both the P5W64 WS Pro and P5W DH Deluxe had the same "Memory Copy" performance, while the P5W64WS Pro was faster in the Memory Write and Read operations.
In the CPU tests, the Asus P5W64WS Pro is faster than the P5WDH Deluxe in the majority of the sub-tests.
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 CPU tests, the Asus P5W64WS Pro was faster than the P5WDH Deluxe in the Floating Point/Integer tests, but was slower in the CPU Whetstone/Dhrystone tests.
The Asus P5W DH Deluxe had the faster in the Cache and Memory Index and of course RAM Bandwidth, as would be expected due to lower memory timings.