7 - Performance: Dhrystone | ZLib
Dhrystone CPU test
We make use of a multi-threaded Dhrystone test, which basically is a suite of arithmetic and string manipulating programs. Since the whole program should be really small, it fits into the processor cache. It can be used to measure two aspects, both the processor's speed as well as the optimizing capabilities of the compiler. The resulting number is the number of executions of the program suite per second.
First test and first impression, not bad, the ECS mainboard will be colored green throughout the review session. Now before you get scared, this is the second time we see an X48 score low in Sandra's CPU test. The rest of the tests show normal scores so this has to be something related to Sandra purely. Fact is the CPU should score ~42500 points here.
ZLib CPU test
This integer benchmark measures combined CPU and memory subsystem performance through the public ZLib compression library Version 1.2.2
CPU ZLib test uses only the basic x86 instructions, and it is HyperThreading, multi-processor (SMP) and multi-core (CMP) aware. Again a very good test to measure multi-core performance among platforms. As you can see, AMDs Phenoms love this one. Second place for the ECS board. As you'll notice throughout the review, it's baseline performance is really good.