Terragen 3

Website: Terragen 3

Planetside Software’s Terragen 3 is a highly realistic landscape generator used to create background images in films and games such as Star Trek: Nemesis, Stealth and The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus. Our script renders a single frame of a snowy mountain scene at 640 x 480 on all the available CPU execution units.

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Terragen 3

Snowy scene render time

  • MSI Z170A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Asus Z170i Pro Gaming (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Asus Z170-Deluxe (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • MSI Z170A Gaming M5 (4GHz/4.6GHz)
  • MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC (4GHz/4.6GHz)
  • Asus Maximus VIII Hero (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Asus Maximus VIII Gene (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Asus Maximus VIII Impact (4GHz/4.9GHz)
  • Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • MSI Z170A SLI Plus (4GHz/4.7GHz)
    • 369
    • 330
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    • 332
    • 372
    • 342
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Seconds, lower is better
  • Stock
  • Overclocked

Cinebench R15 64-bit

Website: www.maxon.net

Cinebench uses Maxon's Cinema 4D engine to render a photo-realistic scene of some shiny balls and weird things (we miss the motorbike). The scene is highly complex, with reflections, ambient occlusion and procedural shaders so it gives a CPU a tough workout.

As Cinema 4D is a real-world application - used on films such as Spider-Man and Star Wars - Cinebench can be viewed as a real-world benchmark.

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Cinebench R15

64-bit, CPU test

  • MSI Z170A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Asus Maximus VIII Hero (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • MSI Z170A Gaming M5 (4GHz/4.6GHz)
  • Asus Maximus VIII Impact (4GHz/4.9GHz)
  • MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC (4GHz/4.6GHz)
  • Asus Maximus VIII Gene (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • MSI Z170A SLI Plus (4GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Asus Z170i Pro Gaming (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Asus Z170-Deluxe (4GHz/4.8GHz)
    • 934
    • 1038
    • 930
    • 1054
    • 929
    • 1024
    • 929
    • 1009
    • 928
    • 1057
    • 926
    • 1008
    • 925
    • 1040
    • 924
    • 1039
    • 919
    • 999
    • 917
    • 1052
    • 904
    • 1017
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Score, higher is better
  • Stock Speed
  • Overclocked

Power Consumption

Website: Prime95

For the power consumption tests, we measure via a power meter at the wall, so the numbers below are of total system power draw from the mains, not the power consumption of a CPU itself. Measuring the power draw of any individual component in a PC is tricky to impossible to acheive. We use Prime95's smallFFT test to put the CPU under 100 percent load, while idle power results were taken with the PC sitting at a Windows Aero-enabled desktop.

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Power Consumption (Idle)

Windows Aero enabled

  • Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Asus Z170i Pro Gaming (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Asus Maximus VIII Impact (4GHz/4.9GHz)
  • MSI Z170A SLI Plus (4GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Asus Maximus VIII Gene (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC (4GHz/4.6GHz)
  • MSI Z170A Gaming M5 (4GHz/4.6GHz)
  • Asus Maximus VIII Hero (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Asus Z170-Deluxe (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • MSI Z170A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition (4GHz/4.8GHz)
    • 46
    • 73
    • 49
    • 60
    • 50
    • 58
    • 51
    • 86
    • 53
    • 56
    • 53
    • 70
    • 55
    • 66
    • 56
    • 73
    • 61
    • 66
    • 62
    • 77
    • 75
    • 95
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50
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Watts, lower is better
  • Stock Speed
  • Overclocked

Power Consumption (Load)

Windows Aero enabled

  • Asus Maximus VIII Gene (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Asus Maximus VIII Impact (4GHz/4.9GHz)
  • Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Asus Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Asus Maximus VIII Hero (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC (4GHz/4.6GHz)
  • MSI Z170A SLI Plus (4GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Asus Z170i Pro Gaming (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • MSI Z170A Gaming M5 (4GHz/4.6GHz)
  • MSI Z170A XPOWER Gaming Titanium Edition (4GHz/4.8GHz)
  • Asus Z170-Deluxe (4GHz/4.8GHz)
    • 113
    • 172
    • 113
    • 198
    • 123
    • 173
    • 124
    • 180
    • 125
    • 183
    • 128
    • 140
    • 129
    • 167
    • 135
    • 166
    • 144
    • 186
    • 143
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    • 148
    • 197
0
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Watts, lower is better
  • Stock Speed
  • Overclocked

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