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Sapphire Pure Platinum Z68 (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review - Gaming Benchmarks

Sapphire expands their motherboard line-up with the Pure Platinum Z68. Let's check it out and see what's happening.

| Socket LGA 1155 in Motherboards | Posted: Sep 9, 2011 3:58 pm
TweakTown Rating: 79%Manufacturer: Sapphire

3DMark 11

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0

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

Product Homepage: http://www.3dmark.com/3dmark11/

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3DMark 11 is the latest version of the world's most popular benchmark. Designed to measure your PC's gaming performance 3DMark 11 makes extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders and multi-threading. Trusted by gamers worldwide to give accurate and unbiased results, 3DMark 11 is the best way to consistently and reliably test DirectX 11 under game-like loads.

 

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Metro 2033

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

Timedemo or Level Used: Built in Benchmark

Developer Homepage: http://www.4a-games.com//

Product Homepage: http://metro.thq.com/

 

Metro 2033 is an action-oriented video game with a combination of survival horror and first-person shooter elements. The game is based on the novel Metro 2033 by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky. It was developed by 4A Games in Ukraine and released in March 2010 for Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360.[3] In March 2006, 4A Games announced a partnership with Glukhovsky to collaborate on the game.[4] The game was announced at the 2009 Games Convention in Leipzig;[5] a first trailer came along with the announcement.[6] A sequel was announced, currently titled Metro: Last Light.

 

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Nothing too out of the ordinary here with a nice boost in performance seen when overclocked. Surprisingly, though, we can see at stock that the Sapphire Pure Platinum Z68 does fall behind our other boards in the Performance preset.

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