To test the abilities of a given motherboard, we have broken down testing into multiple categories:
1) System Benchmarks, which consists of tests that stress the entire system in synthetic and real world scenarios.
2) Synthetic Game Benchmarks which mainly stress the GPU and CPU combination, and consists of various games built-in benchmarks.
3) Real World In-Game Benchmarks which consist of timed real world game play results using FRAPS and multiple modern PC games.
The full list of the applications that we utilized in our benchmarking suite:
x264 HD Benchmark
Metro: Last Light
Batman: Arkham Origins
Assassins Creed: Black Flag
Call of Duty: Ghosts
GeForce XXXSystem Components Used:
Processor: Intel i7 5930K
Memory: 32GB (4x8GB) Crucial Ballistic Elite DDR4-2666
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780
SSD: 1x Intel 750 1.2TB NVMe SSD. Western Digial Black 1TB.
Power Supply: Corsair AX860i
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110i GT AIO
Special Thanks to Crucial for supplying the DDR4 kit used in this review