Legit Motherboard Reviews
ASUS, BIOSTAR, GIGABYTE, and MSI Intel Z77 Motherboard Round Up
|Product:||Intel Z77 Motherboards|
|Date:||Mon, Apr 23, 2012 - 11:30 AM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
Battlefield 3 (BF3) is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts. The game was released in North America on October 25, 2011 and in Europe on October 28, 2011. It does not support versions of Windows prior to Windows Vista as the game only supports DirectX 10 and 11. It is a direct sequel to 2005's Battlefield 2, and the eleventh installment in the Battlefield franchise. The game sold 5 million copies in its first week of release and the PC download is exclusive to EA's Origin platform, through which PC users also authenticate when connecting to the game.
Battlefield 3 debuts the new Frostbite 2 engine. This updated Frostbite engine can realistically portray the destruction of buildings and scenery to a greater extent than previous versions. Unlike previous iterations, the new version can also support dense urban areas. Battlefield 3 uses a new type of character animation technology called ANT. ANT technology is used in EA Sports games, such as FIFA, but for Battlefield 3 is adapted to create a more realistic soldier, with the ability to transition into cover and turn the head before the body.
This game looks great and we tested with the highest settings possible. This means we used 'ultra' settings and really punished the cards being tested. We ran FRAPS for two minutes on the single player map called 'Rock and a Hard Place' for benchmarking.
Benchmark Results: It isn't too surprising that we didn't see much difference between the various Intel Z77 motherboards. The ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe has a small lead over the other boards, but it's only .4 frames per second at 1280x1024. Once we cranked up the resolution to 1920x1080 the MSI Z77A-GD65 took the top spot, though once again it was a lead of only .3 frames per second.
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Page 1 - Intel Z77 Motherboard Roundup
Page 2 - ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe
Page 3 - GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H WiFi
Page 4 - BIOSTAR TZ77XE4
Page 5 - MSI Z77A-GD65
Page 6 - Four Motherboards, Four Different UEFI BIOS
Page 7 - The Legit Reviews Test System
Page 8 - SiSoftware Sandra 2012 Sp3 Memory Bandwidth
Page 9 - Futuremark 3DMark 11 DirectX 11 Gaming Benchmark
Page 10 - Battlefield 3
Page 11 - Mass Effect 3
Page 12 - Intel Z77 SATA III 6Gbps Performance Testing
Page 13 - Intel Z77 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance Testing
Page 14 - Rightmark Audio Analyzer Performance
Page 15 - Power Consumption
Page 16 - ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe Overclocking
Page 17 - GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H Overclocking
Page 18 - BIOSTAR TZ77XE4 Overclocking
Page 19 - MSI Z77A-GD65 Overclocking
Page 20 - Wrapping it all up