EVGA Z68 FTW Motherboard Review

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The Legit Reviews Test System

Before we look at the numbers, here is a brief glance at the test systems that were used. All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. All benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running.

Intel Z68 System

EVGA Z68 FTW Motherboard

 

                                            Intel Test Rig

 Processor  Intel Core I7 2600K  Live Pricing
 Motherboard  EVGA Z68 FTW  Live Pricing
 Memory  8gb Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz  Live Pricing
 Hard Drive  Kingston SSDNow 96GB SSD  Live Pricing
 Video Card  XFX Radeon HD 6950  Live Pricing
 CPU cooler  Corsair A70
 Live Pricing
 Chassis  None – Open Bench  
 Power Supply  Corsair TX750   Live Pricing

EVGA Z68 FTW System Settings


Intel X79 System

ASUS P9X79 Pro Motherboard

 

                                            Intel Test Rig

 Processor  Intel Core i7 3960X  Live Pricing
 Motherboard  ASUS P9X79 Pro  Live Pricing
 Memory  16gb Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz  Live Pricing
 Hard Drive  Kingston SSDNow 96GB SSD  Live Pricing
 Video Card  XFX Radeon HD 6950  Live Pricing
 CPU cooler  Corsair A70
 Live Pricing
 Chassis  None – Open Bench  
 Power Supply  Corsair TX750   Live Pricing

ASUS P9X79 Pro System Settings


Intel X58 Platform

ASUS Sabertooth X58 Motherboard

 

                                            Intel Test Rig

 Processor  Intel Core I7 970  Live Pricing
 Motherboard  ASUS Sabertooth X58  Live Pricing
 Memory  6gb Corsair Dominator 1600MHz  Live Pricing
 Hard Drive  Kingston SSDNow 96GB SSD  Live Pricing
 Video Card  XFX Radeon HD 6950  Live Pricing
 CPU cooler  Titan Fenrir  Live Pricing
 Chassis  None – Open Bench  
 Power Supply  Corsair TX750   Live Pricing

ASUS Sabertooth X58 System Settings


AMD AM3+ Platform

AMD AM3+ Test System

The AMD AM3+ platform that we used to test the AMD Phenom and FX processors were run on the ASUS Crosshair V Formula motherboard with BIOS 9901
that came out on 9/26/2011. The Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600MHz memory kit was set to 1600MHz with 1.5v and 9-9-9-24 1T memory timings on the AMD FX-8150 and then at 1600MHz with 1.5v and 9-9-9-24 1T memory timings on the Phenom II X6 1100T processor.

ASUS Crosshair V Formula Test Settings

AMD 990FX Test System

 Processor  AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition  Live Pricing
 Motherboard  ASUS Crosshair V Formula  Live Pricing
 Memory  8gb Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9  Live Pricing
 Hard Drive  Kingston SSDNow 96GB SSD  Live Pricing
 Video Card  XFX Radeon HD 6950  Live Pricing
 CPU cooler  Corsair A70  Live Pricing
 Chassis  None – Open Bench  
 Power Supply  Corsair TX750   Live Pricing

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