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PCMark Vantage

06/27/2012 - 20:33

Futuremark's benchmark suite, PCMark Vantage, was released in 2010 we published an initial article on the new software that looked at some CPU performance as well as providing overviews for all the individual testing suites it uses and what kind of...

Gaming Tests

06/27/2012 - 20:33

  3DMark11 3DMark11 measures your PC’s gaming performance and makes extensive use of all the new features in DirectX 11 including tessellation, compute shaders, and multi-threading.   [inline:files/review/2012-06-27/3dmark11.jpg]...

Synthetic CPU and Memory Tests

06/27/2012 - 20:32

SiSoft Sandra 2012 The latest version of SiSoft Sandra offers up a lot of new features including compatibility updates for Sandy Bridge processors, media transcoding enhancements, Blu-Ray, and expanded GPGPU support.  [inline:files/review/2012-06-...

Testing Configuration and Benchmarks Used

06/27/2012 - 20:28

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BIOS Features and Easy Tune 6 Overview

06/27/2012 - 20:27

Gigabyte UEFI BIOS The Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 motherboard comes with a heavily-modified UEFI BIOS that Gigabyte called their patent-pending "3D BIOS". The thought process being their UEFI BIOS is to allow beginner, intermediate, and advanced PC...

Features, Motherboard Layout, Included Accessories

06/27/2012 - 20:24

Motherboard Features (taken from Gigabyte's website)

ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Motherboard Review

06/05/2012 - 10:56

Introduction [inline:files/review/2012-03-24/icon1_0.jpg] Courtesy of ASUS ASUS continues to optimize their hardware for the overclocking and PC gaming crowds, but they are also catering to a niche audience looking for ultra stable and durable PC...

Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 LGA 2011 EATX Motherboard Review

03/26/2012 - 19:20

Introduction [inline:files/review/2012-03-04/5300_big.jpg] Courtesy of Gigabyte We are still making our way through an avalanche of X79 motherboards on our test bench that leverages the power of Sandy Bridge-E CPUs, but we didn't want to wait any longer...

Power Consumption and Conclusion

03/24/2012 - 20:44

Power Consumption [inline:files/review/2012-03-24/power-idle.jpg] [inline:files/review/2012-03-24/power-load.jpg]

Overclocking Results

03/24/2012 - 20:29

ASUS Turbo EVO Overclocking [inline:files/review/2012-03-24/46ghz-oc-evo.jpg] 4.62GHz overclock using ASUS Turbo EVO software