P67 Motherboard Round-up: Asus, Fatal1ty, GB, MSI

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PCMark 7 and Cinebench 11.5

Futuremark PCMark 7
Simulated Application Performance

PCMark 7, a new Futuremark benchmark that offers system-level performance testing for Windows 7, was released in May and is available in three editions: Basic, Advanced, and Professional. It provides a set of 7 PC tests for measuring different aspects of performance with varying workloads. Overall system performance is measured by the PCMark test. The Lightweight test measures the capabilities of entry level systems and mobility platforms unable to run the full PCMark test. Common use performance is measured by the Entertainment, Creativity and Productivity tests. Component performance is measured by the Computation and Storage hardware tests. The Storage test is targeted for testing solid state drives and external hard drives in addition to the system drive.


The Fatal1ty Pro tops the list with an overall PCMark score of 3187. In addition, both Asus models checked in with identical performances during PCMark 7 testing. They registered a score of 3149 PC Marks, which is 4% better than the lowest score.

Cinebench R11.5 64bit
Synthetic OpenGL Rendering Performance

Cinebench R11.5

Cinebench R11.5 is an OpenGL 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. The benchmark goes through a series of tests that measures the performance of the graphics card under real world circumstances. Within Cinebench, graphics card testing makes use of a complex 3D scene depicting a car chase which measures the performance in OpenGL mode. Results are given in frames per second; the higher the number, the faster the graphics card. 

With scores of 53.09 and 5.42 in the OpenGL and CPU benchmarks, the MSI GD80 motherboard leads the comparison group once again. The WS Revolution finished second, followed by the Gigabyte UD5 at third.

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