Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 Ultra Durable Motherboard Review: Affordable, Uncompromising
LAME MT and SunSpider
In this test, we created our own 223MB WAV file (a hallucinogenic-induced Grateful Dead jam) and converted it to the MP3 format using the multi-thread capable LAME MT application, in both single and multi-thread modes. Processing times are recorded below, listed in seconds. Shorter times equate to better performance.
Balanced - This test is balanced between different areas of the language and different types of code. It's not all math, all string processing, or all timing simple loops. In addition to having tests in many categories, the individual tests were balanced to take similar amounts of time on currently shipping versions of popular browsers.
Statistically Sound - One of the challenges of benchmarking is knowing how much noise you have in your measurements. This benchmark runs each test multiple times and determines an error range (technically, a 95% confidence interval). In addition, in comparison mode it tells you if you have enough data to determine if the difference is statistically significant.
The system was tested using the latest version of the new Microsoft Edge browser, which comes with Windows 10.
Its another win for the Gigabyte Z170X-UD5 as it enjoys a 10ms difference between stock and OC results and again comes out ahead of its more costly big brother.