Intel Z97 Motherboard Roundup with ASUS, Biostar, Gigabyte and MSI


FutureMark 3DMark

3Dmark Fire Strike Benchmark Results – For high performance gaming PCs

Use Fire Strike to test the performance of dedicated gaming PCs, or use the Fire Strike Extreme preset for high-end systems with multiple GPUs. Fire Strike uses a multi-threaded DirectX 11 engine to test DirectX 11 hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike

Fire Strike Benchmark Results:

Futuremark 3DMark FireStrike Benchmark Results

Benchmark Results: All three of the boards I have on the test bench were able to hold their own. The BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97WE has the lowest performance of all of the boards with an overall score of 6028, though that’s only 77 points or ~1.2% difference between the top spot and it. The GIGABYTE Z97X-UD5H is at the top of the three boards today with a score of 6104 3DMarks and the MSI Z97 Gaming 7 was a hair behind at 6092 3DMarks.