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GIGABYTE Z87N-WIFI (Intel Z87) Mini-ITX Motherboard Review - System Benchmarks

GIGABYTE Z87N-WIFI (Intel Z87) Mini-ITX Motherboard Review
Another Mini-ITX board arrives. This time it's the Z87N-WIFI from GIGABYTE using the Z87 chipset. It's small, affordable and not lacking in features. (TPE:2376)
| Socket LGA 1150 in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 8, 2013 2:01 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%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 and MediaEspresso performance looks great and comes out ahead of both the ASRock and MSI offerings out of the box. The only motherboard it falls behind is the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC in both benchmarks.

 

Overclocking, as you can see, brings with it a strong boost in performance with great gains being seen under both benchmarks. Almost 2.5 minutes is shaved off the MediaEspresso time.

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