Cinebench is an application which renders a photorealistic 3D scene to benchmark a computer’s rendering performance, on one CPU core, all CPU cores or using the GPU. We run the test using the all core CPU mode.
Handbrake is a free and open-source video transcoding tool that can be used to convert video files between different codecs, formats and resolutions. We use Handbrake to convert a short 720p video into the Android preset built into the application.
SiSoft Sandra 2016 is a multi-function utility program that supports remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features for PCs, servers, mobile devices and networks. We run the application’s processor arithmetic test to gauge the CPU performance on each tested motherboard.
CPU is similar across all X99 motherboards though the ASRock board trails ever so slightly in some benchmarks due to its less-aggressive CPU cache ratio application. It automatically opts for the 6950X’s base 2.8GHz when running a fixed 3.5GHz all-core turbo compared to 3.1GHz on both the on-test ASUS and MSI motherboards.