Gigabyte GA-P55 UD3R Reviewccokeman - November 1, 2009
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Office 2007 Excel Big Number Crunch: This test takes a 6.2MB Microsoft Excel speadsheet and performs about 28,000 sets of calculations, representative of commonly used numerical operations in Excel. The measure of this test is how long it takes to refresh the sheet.
Lower Is Better
POV Ray 3.7: This program features a built in benchmark that renders an image using Ray Tracing. The latest versions offer support for SMP (Symmetric MultiProcessing) enabling the workload to be spread across the cores for a quicker completion.
Higher Is Better
PCMark Vantage x64 is used to measure complete system performance. We will be running a series of tests to gauge performance of each individual CPU to see which CPU, if any, rises above the others.
In the Office 2007 Excel Big Number Crunch testing, the GA-P55-UD3R again performed identically to the rest of the comparison boards, as it should. The UD3R, much like the UD6, delivered the lowest score in the POV Ray testing. Testing with PC Mark Vantage revealed that the score produced was not the lowest, but only one step up from the bottom.