Sapphire Pure Black X58 Motherboard ReviewFri, Apr 01, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Rightmark Audio Analyzer
The RightMark Audio Analyzer suite is designed for testing quality of analog and digital paths of any audio devices, be it a sound card, an MP3 player, a consumer CD/DVD player or an acoustic set. The results are obtained by playing and recording test signals passed through the tested audio path by means of frequency analysis algorithms. The latest version of RightMark Audio Analyzer can be found here.
Rightmark Audio Analyzer Comparison Chart
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- Sapphire Pure Black X58 – Realtek ALC892 8-Ch High Definition Audio CODEC
- BIOSTAR TP67XE – Realtek ALC892 8-Ch High Definition Audio CODEC
- GIGABYTE P67A-UD4 – Realtek ALC892 8-Ch High Definition Audio CODEC
- ECS P67H2-A Black Extreme – Realtek ALC892 8-Ch High Definition Audio CODEC
- MSI P67A-GD65 – Realtek ALC892 8-Ch High Definition Audio CODEC
- ASUS P8P67 Deluxe – Realtek ALC889 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- ASUS P8P67 – Realtek ALC892 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- ECS P55H-AK – Realtek RTL889 8-Ch High Definition audio CODEC
There is very little performance difference between any of the boards we have tested. Stereo Crosstalk is the only area where we are seeing much of a variance. Stereo Crosstalk happens when one channel leaks to the other; this happens at a certain number of decibels. The higher the decibel rating the louder the audio will be before the Stereo Crosstalk will begin to happen. We are also seeing some variances in the Noise Level and the Dynamic Range, dB. Overall though, I haven’t heard any discernible differences when working with any of the boards. My gaming experience has been a pleasure on all of the boards to date!