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MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming Series (Intel Z77) Motherboard Review - System Benchmarks

MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming Series (Intel Z77) Motherboard Review
As we prepare for the launch of Haswell, we quickly move through a couple of Z77 boards. Today we're spending time with the Z77A-GD65 Gaming Series from MSI.
| Socket LGA 1155 in Motherboards | Posted: May 24, 2013 7:24 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: MSI

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 performance out the gate is very impressive and you can see that it falls only behind the ASUS P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt at stock.

 

As for Media Espresso numbers, this MSI board sits around the ASRock and GIGABYTE offerings level, which is a few minutes behind what the ASUS boards offered.

 

Again overclocking boosts performance strongly and really helps separate the setups.

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