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ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review - System Benchmarks

ASRocks Fatal1ty series joins the latest Z68 platform and we see how the new Professional Gen3 goes. Let's get into it.

| Socket LGA 1155 in Motherboards | Posted: Sep 6, 2011 2:36 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%      Manufacturer: ASRock

PCMark 7

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.04

Developer Homepage: http://www.pcmark.com

Product Homepage: http://www.pcmark.com

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PCMark 7 includes a range of tests that give different views of your system's performance. In the Advanced Edition you can choose which tests to run. The common use and hardware component tests are unavailable in the Basic Edition.

 

Overall system performance is measured by the PCMark test. This is the only test that returns an official PCMark score. The Lightweight test measures the system capabilities of entry-level systems and mobility platforms unable to run the PCMark test, but it does not generate a PCMark score. Common use performance is measured by the scenario tests - Entertainment, Creativity and Production - each of which results in a scenario score. Hardware component performance is measured by the hardware tests - Computation and Storage - each of which results in a hardware score.

 

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Good performance under PCMark 7 which sees the ASRock board performs strong thanks to the use of the SATA III drive now. Overclocked, though, we can see a really strong boost in our score which equates to a 20% increase in performance.

 

 

MediaEspresso

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 6.5

Developer Homepage: http://www.cyberlink.com/

Product Homepage: http://www.cyberlink.com/products/mediaespresso/overview_en_AU.html?fileName=overview&r=1

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MediaEspresso is a blazingly fast media universal converter that can transcode your videos, photos and music files and out put them to a huge range of portable devices including mobile phones, portable media players and even game consoles. With technologies like Smart Detect, Direct Sync and CyberLink's TrueTheater™ video enhancements, you can not only forget about complicated format, resolution and output settings, but your converted file will come out the other side looking better than when it went in!

 

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MediaEspresso is a really good test as we really see how the overclock helps us in a real world environment. Shaving 25% off your encode time is always appreciated and if you wanted to get some movies iPad ready before you went away, it's worth saying that 5 minutes across a large group of encodes.

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