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: There isn’t a whole lot of difference in the memory performance between our boards today. At least, no difference that would be noticeable in daily use, unless of course you are upgrading from an Intel P55 system. In that case the BIOSTAR TP67XE’s (as well as all of the Intel P67 systems’) memory bandwidth is roughly 86% faster than the memory bandwidth of the ECS P55-AK.