Intel Desktop Board DZ77GA-70K Review (Page 4 of 13)

Page 4 - Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU

About AIDA64 Extreme Edition

AIDA64 Extreme Edition is a streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking software for home users. AIDA64 Extreme Edition 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 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

AIDA64 implements a set of 64-bit benchmarks to measure how fast the computer performs various data processing tasks and mathematical calculations. Memory and cache benchmarks are available to analyze system RAM bandwidth and latency. Processor benchmarks utilize MMX, 3DNow! and SSE instructions, and scale up to 32 processor cores. For legacy processors all benchmarks are available in 32-bit version as well. AIDA64 Disk Benchmark determines the data transfer speed of hard disk drives, solid-state drives, optical drives, and flash memory based devices.

From: Developer's Page

Alright, let's begin the most boring part of our motherboard review today: The benchmarks. 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. We still do them anyway, but nowadays with so many features on the processor itself, evaluating a motherboard in this manner has become somewhat irrelevant. As always, our first set of benchmark results presented on the table are data obtained using AIDA64 CPU tests, formerly known as EVEREST. The results are plugged into our graphs above, with comparison against the Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H. The Intel Desktop Board DZ77GA-70K was actually outperformed by its Gigabyte counterpart in most tests, with a small but measurable difference out of the box. A quick look into CPU-Z shows that Gigabyte did bump the base clock up slightly under load, giving the processor a minute overclocking advantage.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Features, and 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: BAPCo SYSMark 2012
8. Benchmark: PCMark 7
9. Benchmark: 3DMark 11
10. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 7.0
11. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R11.5
12. Onboard Sound Frequency Analysis
13. Overclocking and Conclusion