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: For the most part we see very minimal differences in the memory bandwidth performance between our boards. Considering that they are all top tier boards from top tier manufacturers, and they are all Intel Z68 chipset based we aren’t shocked. That being said, the GIGABYTE G1 Sniper 2 does have a slight edge.Though we are talking about a margin of only .6% in the Float Buff’d tests and .9% during the Int Buff’d