EVEREST Ultimate Edition is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiasts PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology. During system optimizations and tweaking it provides essential system and overclock information, advanced hardware monitoring and diagnostics capabilities to check the effects of the applied settings. CPU, FPU and memory benchmarks are available to measure the actual system performance and compare it to previous states or other systems.
Sisoft Sandra XII SP1 benchmark utility just came out a couple months ago and we have started to include it in out benchmarking. With Sandra XII SP1 you can now easily compare the performance of the tested device with its speed and its (published) power (TDP)! Sandra XII SP1 also has SSE4 (Intel) and SSE4A (AMD) benchmark code-paths, which is great for those of you testing next-generation AMD & Intel chips.
The GIGABYTE leads in most of the tests here. When we investigate a couple of possible scenarios why, this is really not so surprising. The 570 Nvidia chipset has been on the market for quite some time now, and GIGABYTE has been through many BIOS revisions tuning the performance of the 570 board. The AMD 770 is brand new to the market, and ECS has not had much time to dial in the performance of the board. Given this reasoning, it looks promising that the new ECS board comes close to the bandwidth numbers of the GIGABYTE motherboard.