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ASRock Fatal1ty Z68 Professional Gen3 (Intel Z68) Motherboard Review (Page 6)

Shawn Baker | Sep 5, 2011 at 09:36 pm CDT - 1 min, 33 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 89%Manufacturer: ASRock

HyperPi 0.99

Version and / or Patch Used: 0.99

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Product Homepage: www.virgilioborges.com.br

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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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Straight away we see no surprise with out of the box performance being in line with what you'd expect to see. Of course, we can see that overclocked we see a nice boost in performance with a serious chunk of time taken off our Hyper PI score.

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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Looking at AIDA64, we can see out of the box performance is again just as we'd expect, while the 5.05GHz overclock helps show us the extra performance that's on offer from the CPU.

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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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