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 MKV movie to 720P MP4 format.
Again, it is difficult to gauge relative performance until we test further X99 motherboards. The X99 Deluxe does however appear to be an unrestricted platform for the high-speed Haswell-E 5960x.