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 nothing that would be noticeable in daily use. That being said, the ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme had memory performance that was slightly behind other boards that we have tested. The SiSoftware Sandra 2011C Memory Bandwidth benchmark shows that the Float Buff’d memory bandwidth is .9% behind the ASUS P8P67 (lowest performance in the Float Buff’d bandwidth) and the Int Buff’d memory bandwidth is .6% behind the MSI P67A-GD65 (lowest performance in the Int Buff’d bandwidth). Not a very significant difference, but it is there.