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Gigabyte E350N-USB3 Review

Indybird    -   April 17, 2011
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Let's get started with Apophysis. This program is used primarily to render and generate fractal flame images. We will run this benchmark with the following settings:

  • Resolution: 2750 x 2048
  • Quality: 500
  • Limit Memory use: 512MB



The measurement used is time to render, in minutes, to complete.










Lower is Better


WinRAR is a tool to archive and compress large files to a manageable size. We will use 100MB and 500MB files to test the time needed to compress these files. Time will be measured in seconds. 




Lower is Better





Lower is Better



Higher is Better


Bibble 5:

Lower is Better


Overall, the E350N performed very well. In Apophysis, its performance couldn't quite match Sapphire's Fusion board, even when overclocked. In WinRAR, it handily beat the other boards on the ZIP tests, but didn't fair as well on the more intense RAR tests. The E350N was really able to stretch its power in the Geekbench and Bibble 5 tests. I was quite surprised to see how big of a difference the overclock made in all four benchmarks.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: The Motherboard
  3. Closer Look: BIOS
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  6. Testing: Apophysis, WinRar, Geekbench, Bibble 5
  7. Testing: Office 2007, POV Ray, PCMark Vantage
  8. Testing: SiSoft Sandra 2010
  9. Testing: Sciencemark, Cinebench, HDTune
  10. Testing: Far Cry 2
  11. Testing: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  12. Testing: Batman: Arkham Asylum
  13. Testing: 3DMark 06
  14. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  15. Extras: Power Consumption & Temperatures
  16. Conclusion
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