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BIOSTAR TZ77XE4 (Intel Z77) Motherboard Review

By: Shawn Baker | Socket LGA 1155 in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 19, 2012 5:46 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: BIOSTAR

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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At stock we can see that performance under PCMark 7 is pretty standard and under MediaEspresso we see that the encode time is a little longer than the ASUS Z77 offering and lines up more with our ASRock Z77 board.

 

Overclocked, though, we see a nice boost in both scores with a nice real-world difference being seen under MediaEspresso.

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