Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 Intel Z68 Motherboard Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures
We will be running the Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4 through a full battery of benchmarks.  Once again here are the specifications of our entire testing system.

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68XP-UD4
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950
Memory: 8GB Kingston HyperX Genesis 1600MHz
Storage: Samsung 750GB SATA Drive
Optical: ASUS Blu-ray Drive
Power: OCZ ZX-Series 850W
Case: Cubitek Tank XL-ATX
Cooling: Thermaltake FRIO

We will be testing the Core i5-2500K at its stock speed of 3.3GHz and then again at the max overclock of 4.4GHz.  We have our benchmarks divided into 4 different categories.

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)
SiSoftware Sandra (download)
– Physical Disks Benchmark

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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