A year ago, SiSoftware released Sandra 2010 with full support for Windows 7; in the 18 months since the launch of Windows 7, more than ever before we have seen the line blur between PC and entertainment hubs. Two months ago we released a Blu-Ray benchmark, now we have added a brand-new Media Transcoding benchmark using the new Media Foundation of Windows 7. We have also added yet another benchmark (GPGPU Cryptography) which allows direct comparison of CPU performance (using crypto instruction sets) and GPGPU performance.
Benchmark Results: Intel has made some serious bandwidth improvements over the previous generation P55 chipset. Our two ASUS boards were pushing near double the bandwidth of the ECS P55H-AK system that is using the Intel P55 chipset and the Intel Core i5 655K. Taking a look at the performance differences between the ASUS P8P67 and the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe, there isn’t a lot of difference. The ASUS P8P67 has a higher Int Buff’d bandwidth but a lower Float Buff’d bandwidth than the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe.