5. Everest Ultimate Edition 2006 / SiSoft
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 built-in tests for memory and CPU/FPU.
The fastest motherboard with Everest Ultimate Edition was the Asus P5B Deluxe. This motherboard allows you to set the memory to work at FSB:RAM 1:2, resulting in higher performance, which is not available on the other two motherboards. The Biostar couldn't set DDR2-800MHz at 4-4-4-8 timings, so it had the worst performance.
In the CPU tests, apart from Photoworxx where the Asus P5B Deluxe seems to be a clear leader, in all other benchmarks there's very little between them.
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, all motherboards are very close.