SiSoft Sandra 2011 Benchmarks

As usual, we check out the CPU CLK that is running on the this board. A check using CPU-ID shows that it is running at 100.3MHz. The Gigabyte P67A-UD3R-B3 also runs at 100.3MHz for BCLK. In our set up we use the 32nm processor Intel Core i5 2500K running at 3.3GHz. Both systems are running XMP Profile #1 at C7-8-7-20-1T.

In memory benchmark, we don’t see very much difference in performance between the two chipsets. This is not really that much of a surprise as Z68 is supposed to be a hybrid of H67 and P67. We predicted that the memory bandwidth when paired with an external graphics should be on par with the discrete chipset P67.

We test out the processor arithmetic speed and discover the older Intel P67 falls slightly behind the Z68 board by just 0.83, all within margin of error.

In Multimedia, the Z68X-UD7-B3 performs slightly better edging the P67A-UD3R-B3 by just less than 1 mpixel/s.

In Transcoding test, both scored 785KB/s for encoding a HDTV clip. It is unfortunate that Gigabyte didn’t build in Lucid Virtu, otherwise we would be able to tap the power of encoding within the processor.


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