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GIGABYTE Z87X-UD5TH (Intel Z87) Motherboard Review - CPU Benchmarks

GIGABYTE Z87X-UD5TH (Intel Z87) Motherboard Review
Shawn spends some time with the dual Thunderbolt wielding Z87X-UD5TH motherboard from GIGABYTE. Is this featured packed board worth buying? Read on. (TPE:2376)
| Socket LGA 1150 in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 29, 2014 12:04 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

HyperPi 0.99

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 0.99

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HyperPi is a front end for SuperPi that allows for multiple concurrent instances of SuperPi to be run on each core recognized by the system. It is very dependent on CPU to memory to HDD speed. The faster these components, the faster it is able to figure out the number Pi to the selected length.

 

For our testing, we use the 32M run. This means that each of the four physical and four logical cores for the i7 and the four physical cores of the i5, are trying to calculate the number Pi out to 32 million decimal places. Each "run" is a comparative to ensure accuracy, and any stability or performance issues in the loop mentioned above will cause errors in calculation.

 

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AIDA64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.00.1035BETA

Developer Homepage: http://www.aida64.com

Product Homepage: http://www.AIDA64.com

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Replacing Everest in our labs is AIDA64. This new testing suite is from the core development team from Lavalys, and continues that tradition. The guys have thrown in better support for multithreaded CPUs, as well as full 64 bit support. We use this to test memory and HDDs for now, but may find ourselves opening this up to other areas of the motherboard.

 

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At stock, you can see the performance out of our GIGABYTE Z87X-UD5TH is fairly standard. HyperPi sees us sitting towards the middle of the pack when it comes to our Z87 offerings.

 

AIDA64 on the other hand, sees us coming out ahead of the other GIGABYTE option and the ASRock offering. As always, when we throw overclocking into the mix, we see a strong improvement in both benchmarks.

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