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 memory bandwidth performance in SiSoftware Sandra sp2 doesn’t vary much between the boards. The GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3-iSSD was able to hit 20.898GB/s in the Float Buff’d tests which fell between our other systems today. During the Int Buff’d test the GIGABYTE Z68XP-UD3-iSSD was able to edge out the other Intel Z68 systems with an average bandwidth of 20.943GB/s.