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 P67A-UD7-B3 fell right in line with our other Intel P67 motherboards. We have only seen a difference of ~.5 GB/s in any of the P67 systems. The GIGABYTE P67A-UD7-B3 is at the upper end of the spectrum with 20.862/20.956 GB/s (Float Buff’d/ Int Buff’d) while the ASUS P8P67 Deluxe it the board to beat with just over 21 GB/s on each test.