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: The GIGABYTE G1 Assassin X58 motherboard fell just shy of the memory performance of the Sapphire Pure Black X58 motherboard. The Float Buff’d performance was .028 GB/s behind while the Int Buff’d was .045 GB/s behind. As expected though, the GIGABYTE G1 Assassin X58 motherboard holds a significant lead over the Intel P67 motherboards thanks to the capabilities of the triple channel memory architecture.