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ASRock Z68M-ITX HT (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review - CPU Benchmarks

ASRock keep bringing mITX boards to the table. The latest is based on the highly popular Z68 chipset. Let's see how it holds up on this space confined little offering.

| Socket LGA 1155 in Motherboards | Posted: Sep 22, 2011 5:09 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%      Manufacturer: ASRock

HyperPi 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

 

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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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We can see some great performance straight away out of the Z68M-ITX HT. Under AIDA we see that stock performance is a little down, but we get a nice boost thanks to that overclock we achieved, something not possible on the other mITX boards we've looked at.

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