ASRock Z77 OC Formula Reviewccokeman - October 30, 2012
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SiSoft Sandra is a diagnostic utility and synthetic benchmarking program. Sandra allows you to view your hardware at a higher level to be more helpful. For this benchmark, I will be running a broad spectrum of tests to gauge the performance of key functions of the CPUs.
X.264 Benchmark: This benchmark is used to measure the time it takes to encode a 1080p video file into the x264 format. The default benchmark is used with an average of all four tests on each pass taken as the result.
HandBrake 9.5 is an open source application used to transcode multiple video formats to an h.264 output format. The test file size is a 4GB full length movie that is reduced in size to a 1.5GB file.
In the Sandra testing the Z77 OC Formula delivers marks tied for the top spot at stock speeds and the highest performance when overclocked due to the higher overall clock speed. The x264 benchmark results illustrates the parity of the platform at stock speeds with the OC Formula gaining top marks when overclocked. While the completion times in Handbrake are average, the OC Formula delivers the highest average FPS.