Synthetic Benchmark Testing
SiSoft Sandra 2012
Audio Subsystem Testing
Audio Playback Testing
Using a selection of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music tracks and Windows Media Player, the audio subsystem playback performance was tested for playback accuracy and fidelity.
Playback using the audio test...
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To verify that the motherboard works as advertised, the board was run through our standard benchmark suite. In most cases, the results are presented for the motherboard under review as well as a different...
The following screens detail settings on the Advanced and Boot tabs.
Advanced tab, Graphics Configuration page
For the Z97 Classified board, EVGA included the newest revision of their UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) BIOS, first integrated with their Z87 board series. The UEFI BIOS offers full keyboard and mouse support while using the BIOS pages with...
EVGA E-LEET Tuning Utility X
Lucid VIRTU Pro MVP 2.0
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
EVGA includes a minimal amount of extraneous software on the driver CD...
CPU Cooler Fit
To test the amount of space surrounding the CPU socket, we mounted the Noctua NH-D14 cooler to the CPU socket. This behemoth CPU air cooler sports a dual fan construction and two huge vertical cooling towers.
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