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Intel Socket 1155 Roundup June 2011 (H67,P67 and Z68)


by Stuart Davidson - 17th June 2011
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Socket 1155 Roundup June 2011 featuring Sapphire Pure Platinum H67, ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance and ASRock Z68 Pro3

Test System and Methodology


Sapphire H67 Pure Platinum
ASRock P67 Fatal1ty Performance Series
ASRock Z68 Pro3

Intel Core i7-2600K

Sapphire Radeon HD 6950
2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600
3x Asus VG236H
Corsair AX1200W PSU
Sony BDU-X10S Blu-Ray Drive
D-Link Wireless-N Dual Band USB Stick
1x 240GB Crucial C400 SSD (OS)
1x Intel 250GB 510 Series SSD (SATA3 testing)
1x Intel 311 Series 20GB SSD (SRT)
Hitachi SATA 2 500GB 7200RPM drive (SRT)
OCZ Enyo USB 3.0 SSD
Arctic Cooling MX-4 Paste
Noctua NH-C14
Roccat Kone[+]
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
Catalyst 11.6
DirectX 9.0c/DirectX 10/DirectX 11 (Nov 2010)
Intel RST 10.5
3DMark11
PowerDVD 11 Ultra
Adobe Master Collection CS5
Cinebench R11.5 64-bit
dBpoweramp
AIDA 64
Google Chrome
Arcsoft Media Convertor 7
Flash 10.3
Sisoft Sandra
Fraps

The test system was built from scratch, a format of the hard drive was performed (NTFS) and then Windows 7 was installed. Following the completion of the installation, the video drivers were installed. All windows updates were then installed as were the latest builds of the benchmarking tools. Finally, the hard drives were de-fragmented. For each test, the video drivers were set to default quality/optimizations (unless otherwise stated).

Good Benchmarking Practice
Where possible, each benchmark was performed three times and the median result for each resolution/setting is shown in the tables that will follow. All applications had their latest patches applied and all hardware features the latest BIOS/Firmware.
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