Ashes of SingularityPublisher: Stardock
We use the built-in benchmark of Ashes of Singularity, which runs through an automatic play-through scene in the game. We've selected the CPU-intensive benchmark option and used high settings with MSAA disabled abd also ticked the option for multi GPU support, all of which are located in the game's video options and benchmark menus. On startup we also select the DirectX 12 version, which is only available to use in Windows 10. We use a 30 second Fraps benchmark to obtain the minimum and average frame rate during the benchmark, beginning at the start.
MSI X99A XPower Titanium (Overclocked)
MSI X99A XPower Titanium (Stock)
frames per second, higher is better
Unigine Valley 1.0Publisher: Unigine
Unigine's free Valley 1.0 benchmarking tool works well as a graphics benchmark as it is GPU-limited and is thus incredibly taxing on the GPU whilst placing the CPU under very little stress. Unigine's scoring system is effectively linear: a card with 2,000 points is considered twice as fast as one with 1,000 points, and half as fast as one with 4,000 points. As such, you can easily replicate and run the test on your own system to gauge roughly how big a difference an upgrade would likely make for you.
Score, higher is better
3DMark Fire StrikePublisher: Futuremark
Fire Strike is a showcase DirectX 11 benchmark designed for today's high-performance gaming PCs. It is 3DMark's most ambitious and technical benchmark ever, featuring real-time graphics rendered with detail and complexity far beyond what is found in other benchmarks and games today.