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GIGABYTE X79-UD5 (Intel X79) Motherboard Review - System Benchmarks

We check out the sexy looking X79-UD5 from GIGABYTE and see if performance can match its looks.

By: | Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Dec 30, 2011 9:30 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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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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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PCMark 7 has always been a little funny since the launch of the X79 platform and you can see our GIGABYTE board sits a little lower here. Overclocking brings with it a boost in performance, but it only lines up with our other boards; for that reason we're not putting much emphasis on it at all. Instead we can see under MediaEspresso we have strong performance and even strong performance when we crank the clock speeds up.

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