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GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Force (Intel Z87) Motherboard Review - System Benchmarks

By: Shawn Baker | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 16, 2014 10:28 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

PCMark 7


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.04

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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.







Version and / or Patch Used: 6.5

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PCMark 7 sees the Force fall only slightly behind the non-Force version of the same motherboard from GIGABYTE. At stock, it does manage to sit ahead of the other offerings though, and of course it goes even higher when we have our processor running at 4.9GHz.


MediaEspresso performance is really strong, and you can see it manages to come out ahead of all of our other Z87 offerings. While it might only be a few seconds compared to some, it of course manages to sit slightly ahead of its competition, which is always great. Overclocking helps shave a strong three minutes off of our encode time, and this kind of real-world benefit is what we love about overclocking, and MediaEspresso.

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