Gigabyte X79-UD3 Intel X79 Motherboard Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures
We will be running the X79-UD3 through a full battery of benchmarks.  Here are the specifications of our test system.

Processor: Intel Core i7-3820
Motherboard: Gigabyte X79-UD3 Motherboard
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD6950 Video Card
Memory: 16GB G.Skill RipjawsZ (DDR3-1866)
Power Supply: Thermaltake 1200W
Storage: 750GB SATA II Drive
Cooling: Zalman CNPS12X
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II Case

We will be testing the system at the Core i7-3820’s stock speed of 3.6GHz and again at our max overclock of 4.75GHz.  Here are the tests we will be running.

CPU & Memory Testing
SiSoftware Sandra (download)
– Processor Arithmetic Benchmark
– Processor Multimedia Benchmark
AIDA64 Extreme Edition (download)
– Cache & Memory Benchmark

System Testing
PCMark 7 (download)
PCMark Vantage (download)
PassMark Performance Test 7.0 (download)

Video Testing
3DMark 11 (download)
3DMark Vantage (download)
Heaven Demo 2.5 (download)
Stone Giant (download)

Gaming Testing
Alien vs. Predator
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
Battlefield 3

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