Gigabyte G1.Assassin X58 Motherboard Review

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Futuremark PCMark Benchmarks

Futuremark PCMark 7
Simulated Application Performance

PCMark 7 includes 7 PC tests for Windows 7, combining more than 25 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming. Specifically designed to cover the full range of PC hardware from netbooks and tablets to notebooks and desktops, PCMark 7 offers complete PC performance testing for Windows 7 for home and business use.

Futuremark PCMark Vantage
Simulated Application Performance

We then ran our test motherboards through PCMark Vantage, Futuremark’s latest system performance metric built especially for Windows Vista. PCMark Vantage runs through a host of different usage scenarios to simulate different types of workloads, including High Definition TV and movie playback and manipulation, gaming, image editing and manipulation, music compression, communications, and productivity. Most of the tests are multi-threaded as well, so they can exploit the additional resources offered by multi-core CPUs.

The G1 Assassin wasn't able to break away from the pack during our PCMark testing, although it did record the highest PCMark Vantage score of the group by a hair. The Rampage III Extreme took #1 in PCMark 7, and the Classified landed in third in both tests.

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