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ECS L337 GANK Domination Z87H3-AX Golden Review

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ECS L337 GANK Domination Z87H3-AX Golden Testing:

LAN performance will be tested via a pair of utilities to gauge the performance of the on board network solutions. The motherboard being tested will be connected via a Gigabit switch to another system with an integrated Gigabit network solution on board.

iPerf: is a small lightweight utility run from the command prompt and can be used to "measure both TCP and UDP performance on a network. IPerf is cross platform software and open source." The test is configured to run for 20 seconds with a window size of 256 KB and four simultaneous streams that should be able to saturate the TCP link on a good NIC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rightmark Audio Analyzer 6.25 is used to test the sound solution on board each motherboard. Nothing beats a good set of ears and headphones but this is a graphic representation of the capabilities of the installed hardware. Sampling mode is 24bit 44kHz.

 
Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H
MSI Z87-GD65
ECS Z87XH3-AX Golden
Frequency Response dB
+0.32, +0.12
+0.14, -0.11
+0.24, -0.72
Noise Level dBA
-77.8 -45.7 -76.3
Dynamic Range dBA
77.8
85.0
76.4
Total Harmonic distortion %
.131
0.131
0.055
Intermodulation distortion +noise
.258
3.402
0.158
Stereo Crosstalk,db
-77.5
-85.8 -77.7
Intermodulation distortion + noise (Swept Freq) %
.326
0.298
0.345
Frequency Response (Swept Sine), db
+0.1, -0.1
+0.5, -0.4 +0.1, -0.2

 

LAN performance was pretty much identical across the board. Gigabit connections are just that and all of these results are basically saturating that connection. The ECS Z87XH3-AX Golden uses dual BigFoot Killer E2201 LAN ports, but the second system uses Intel Gigabit; this test only confirms that the BigFoot controller is at least on par with Intel. The ECS did very well with audio distortion and response.



  1. ECS L337 GANK Domination Z87H3-AX Golden Introduction and Closer Look
  2. ECS L337 GANK Domination Z87H3-AX Golden Closer Look: Continued
  3. ECS L337 GANK Domination Z87H3-AX Golden Closer Look: Programs & Utilities
  4. ECS L337 GANK Domination Z87H3-AX Golden Closer Look: The BIOS
  5. ECS L337 GANK Domination Z87H3-AX Golden Specifications & Features
  6. ECS L337 GANK Domination Z87H3-AX Golden Testing: Setup & Overclocking
  7. ECS L337 GANK Domination Z87H3-AX Golden Testing: PCMark 7, SiSoft Sandra 2013
  8. ECS L337 GANK Domination Z87H3-AX Golden Testing: Cinebench 11.5, X.264, AIDA 64
  9. ECS L337 GANK Domination Z87H3-AX Golden Testing: Crystal Disk Mark
  10. ECS L337 GANK Domination Z87H3-AX Golden Testing: iPerf, RMAA
  11. ECS L337 GANK Domination Z87H3-AX Golden Testing: Gaming
  12. ECS L337 GANK Domination Z87H3-AX Golden Conclusion
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