ASUS ROG Dominus Extreme Motherboard AIDA64 CPU Benchmarks
Benchmark pages of AIDA64 Extreme provide several methods to measure system performance. These benchmarks are synthetic, so their results show only the theoretical (maximum) performance of the system.
CPU and FPU benchmarks of AIDA64 Extreme are built on the multi-threaded AIDA64 Benchmark Engine that supports up to 1280 simultaneous processing threads. It also supports multi-processor, multi-core and Hyper-Threading enabled systems. More information about these benchmarks can be found here.
In some cases, the 32 core Ryzen Threadripper head the top scores, but often the W-3275 28 core processor had clear advantages.
As a quick note here, we had SMT (Hyper-Threading) turned on. The Intel Xeon W-3275 is a “Cascade Lake” generation processor which means it has Foreshadow/ L1TF hardware mitigations. These can have a fairly enormous performance impact. As we discussed in our Intel Publishes L1TF and Foreshadow Performance Impacts piece, the answer in many cases to secure a system based on a chip like the Intel Xeon W-3175X is to disable Hyper-Threading leading to a 28 core/ 28 thread part. This is a step Google took by disabling Hyper-Threading in Chromebooks where Google tightly manages security.
Many users may value performance over security but with all of the mitigations introduced in the latest generation with the 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors, there are many that will be forced to use the Intel Xeon W-3275 over the W-3175X.
Next, we are going to look at the power consumption before getting to our final thoughts.