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Sapphire Pure Platinum Z68 (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review - CPU 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

HyperPi 0.99

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 0.99

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HyperPi is a front end for SuperPi that allows for multiple concurrent instances of SuperPi to be run on each core recognized by the system. It is very dependent on CPU to memory to HDD speed. The faster these components, the faster it is able to figure out the number Pi to the selected length.

 

For our testing we use the 32M run. This means that each of the four physical and four logical cores for the i7 and the four physical cores of the i5 is trying to calculate the number Pi out to 32 million decimal places. Each "run" is a comparative to ensure accuracy and any stability or performance issues in the loop mentioned above will cause errors in calculation.

 

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AIDA64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.00.1035BETA

Developer Homepage: http://www.aida64.com

Product Homepage: http://www.AIDA64.com

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Replacing Everest in our labs is AIDA64. This new testing suite is from the core development team from Lavalys and continues that tradition. The guys have thrown in better support for multithreaded CPUs as well as full 64 bit support. We use this to test memory and HDDs for now, but may find ourselves opening this up to other areas of the motherboard.

 

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At stock we can see that performance under HyperPi is a little off compared to our other boards, while under AIDA64 we can see that it's a little stronger. On the overclocking side of things we of course see a nice gain in performance, but because our overall overclock is a good chunk lower than what we've seen from our other boards, our HyperPi score isn't the most impressive.

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