Gigabyte EX38-DS4 ReviewMakaveli - February 19, 2008
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The first half of our benchmarking gauntlet consists of system specific benchmarks.
First up is Apophysis. We're going to use this program to render our very own custom fractal flame image. The settings that we'll use are as follows:
- Resolution: 2750x2048
- Quality: 500
- Limit Memory use: 512MB
The results show how long it took for the image to render, in minutes.
Lower is Better
WinRAR is a very handy tool that archives files into a single smaller file. At OverclockersClub, we use 10MB, 100MB and 500MB files and record the time it takes to compress these files. The results are in seconds - lower is better.
The Gigabyte EX38 came out on top in almost all of the WinRAR tests and finished almost the same as the other motherboards in Apophysis. It also did very well while overclocked.