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ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review (Page 6)

By Shawn Baker on Sep 4, 2011 at 10:16 pm CDT - 1 min, 39 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASRock

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 is 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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Out of the box the Hyper Pi score on our ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 lines up with the GIGABYTE G1.Sniper2. As always, though, you can see when we crank those clock speeds up we get a really nice boost in overall performance with a nice chunk being taken off the overall time.

AIDA64

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.00.1035BETA

Developer 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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Out of the box we again see that our Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 lines up with our other Z68 boards fairly evenly with very little separating them. You can again see when we hit over 5GHz, though, we see that nice boost in overall performance.

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Shawn takes care of all of our video card reviews. From 2009, Shawn is also taking care of our memory reviews, and from May 2011, Shawn also takes care of our CPU, chipset and motherboard reviews. As of December 2011, Shawn is based out of Taipei, Taiwan.

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