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GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Force (Intel Z87) Motherboard Review (Page 6)

By Shawn Baker on Jan 16, 2014 04:28 pm CST - 1 min, 55 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 97%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 blazing fast media universal converter that can transcode your videos, photos, and music files, and output 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 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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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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