We used the ‘CPU’ test built into Cinebench R15.
WinRAR’s built in benchmark and hardware test can help us outline the performance differentials between each motherboard. We record the amount of data processed after a 30-second run.
We measured the average frame rate achieved for a task of converting a 4.36GB 720P H.264 movie (in the MKV container) to one in the MP4 container.
Positive performance numbers are shown in the Cinebench test. A Cinebench score of 1077 with the 5820K CPU installed puts Asus’ X99-A at the top of our chart. WinRAR performance is also positive, with the Asus and Gigabyte boards holding joint-top place.
MSI’s MPower motherboard pips the X99-A to the top spot in our Handbrake conversion test by registering an extra frame per second over the Asus competitor.