GIGABYTE Z77N-WiFi Mini-ITX Motherboard Review
Synthetic Benchmark Testing
SiSoft Sandra 2012
The Z77N-WiFi performs on par with the other Intel Z77-based solutions, proving that its CPU and memory subsystems are working correctly.
LinX is a graphical interface for CPU-based testing using the Intel Linpack benchmarks. It serves as a good indicator of proper system CPU functioning and is considered one of the most intensive CPU benchmarks currently available. LinX was run with Memory set to All and for a total of 3 runs. This test was repeated three times with the highest repeatable GFlops (Giga-Floating Point Operations Per Second) score recorded.
The Z77N-WiFi again stick close to it competitors, demonstrating that the CPU and memory subsystems are operating optimally.
7-Zip is an open-source file compression and decompression software. File compression and decompression are very system and memory intensive, acting as a good indicator for system performance. The 7-Zip benchmark test was run with a 32MB dictionary size, 4 CPU threads active, and for 10 passes per test. The included benchmark test was repeated three times with the highest repeatable MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second) scores recorded.
The Z77N-WiFi lags the other two board's performance by less than 5% which could be considered within the margin of error for these tests. Good performance in this benchmark is a key metric to ascertaining system health because of the memory intensive nature of the tests performed.