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ECS Z77H2-AX Golden Edition Review

ccokeman    -   May 13, 2012
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Testing:

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Processor Arithmetic

  

  

Multi-Core Efficiency

  

  

 

Memory Bandwidth

  

  

 

Cache and Memory

  

 

 

Power Management Efficiency

  

 

AIDA64 Extreme Edition is a software utility designed to be used for hardware diagnosis and benchmarking. I will be using the CPU Queen test that looks for the solution for the "Queens" problem on a 10x10 chessboard. This tests the branch-prediction capabilities of the processor. The FPU Mandel test measures double precision floating point performance through computation of several frames of the "Mandelbrot" fractal.

  

  

Higher is Better

 

The measurable performance deltas are small enough that, in real world scenarios, there would not be a noticeable performance impact. However, the ECS does seem to perform at a lower level in some of the benchmarks.




  1. Introduction and Closer look
  2. Closer Look: ECS Z77H2-AX
  3. Closer Look: The BIOS
  4. Closer Look: Programs & Utilities
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  7. Testing: Apophysis, WinRar, GeekBench, Bibble 5
  8. Testing: Office 2007, PovRay, Proshow Gold, Handbrake
  9. Testing: SiSoft Sandra, AIDA64
  10. Testing: Sciencemark, Cinebench, HD Tune, PCMark 7
  11. Testing: Aliens vs. Predator
  12. Testing: Sid Meier's Civilization V
  13. Testing: Battlefield 3
  14. Testing: 3Dmark11
  15. Conclusion
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