Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK Review (Page 4 of 12)

Page 4 - Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU

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AIDA64 Engineer is a streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking software for engineers. AIDA64 Engineer provides a wide range of features to assist in overclocking, hardware error diagnosis, stress testing, and sensor monitoring. It has unique capabilities to assess the performance of the processor, system memory, and disk drives. AIDA64 is compatible with all current 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 8.1 Update 1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update 1.

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Alright, let us begin the most boring part of our motherboard review today: The benchmarks. How can so many pages be so boring? Well, If you are reading this, you are one of the few who didn't skip over this section and went straight for the conclusion, haha. This is because benchmarking motherboards are usually, well, not very useful. Unless manufacturers implement base clock "cheats", performance between brands is virtually identical. We still do them anyway, but with so many features on the processor itself, evaluating a motherboard in this manner has become somewhat irrelevant in 2014. Therefore, like we have done in the G1.Sniper Z87 review earlier this year, I just compared the motherboard against itself with the Intel Core i7-4790K overclocked. This provides a more interesting comparison to show off the unique capabilities of the motherboard. I managed to take the CPU to 4.7GHz at reasonable voltages (More on this later), and the results are as above. There is an average gain of around 10% with the overclocked i7-4790K, but that is mainly because Turbo Boost already takes it to 4.4GHz without changing a thing.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Bundle, Chipset, BIOS
3. A Closer Look, Board Layout, Test System
4. Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU
5. Benchmark: AIDA64 FPU
6. Benchmark: AIDA64 Memory
7. Benchmark: PCMark 8
8. Benchmark: 3DMark
9. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
10. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R15
11. Onboard Sound Frequency Analysis
12. Overclocking and Conclusion