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. Unfortunately the performance of the GIGABYTE P67A-UD4 was a bit below what we had hoped for. There was nearly a 2.5% difference between the GIGABYTE P67A-UD4 and our best performing boards.