The Sisoft Sandra 2011 SP5 benchmark utility just came out a few weeks
ago and we have started to include it in our benchmarking. Sandra 2011 comes with
support for Virtualisation (Virtual PC/Server, Hyper-V, VMware) and
GPGPU (OpenCL, DirectX 11 DirectCompute), but today we will be using the
program to look at memory and CPU performance!
Results: The EVGA Z68 FTW couldn’t keep up with our other Intel systems. That’s no fault of the EVGA Z68 FTW, after all the Intel Z68 Express chipset is limited to dual channel memory. The Intel X58 and the new Intel X79 are running triple channel and quad channel respectively. Ultimately, the EVGA Z68 FTW was able to average 17.606GB/s Float B/F AVX/128 memory bandwidth and 17.576 Integer B/F AVX/128 memory bandwidth.