Before jumping into doing some benchmarks, let’s take a look at the test system. All testing was done with a fresh install of Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with no additional software running. All benchmarks are run five times with the results averaged. Each of the benchmarks will be run with pre-configured settings at 1920×1080 resolution. In addition, the same benchmarks will be run in an Eyefinity configuration with three 27″ screens for a maximum resolution of 5760×1080.
Intel Z77/LGA1155 Platform
|The Intel Z77 Test System|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-3570K||Click Here|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte Z77X-UP5-TH||Click Here|
|Memory||16GB Kingston Blue 1866MHz||Click Here|
|SSD||Intel 520series 180GB||Click Here|
|Hard Drive||Western Digital 3TB Red||Click Here|
|Cooling||Phanteks PH-TC12DX||Click Here|
|Power Supply||Thermaltake M850W||Click Here|
|Operating System||Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit||Click Here|
Sapphire Vapor-X R9 290 OC GPU-Z Information
All testing will be done using the AMD Catalyst 14.3 driver that is currently in beta.