Asus P7H57D-V EVO Motherboard
Published: 12th February 2010 | Source: www.asus.com | Price: £145.98 |
System Wide, Video & Gaming Performance
PCMark Vantage is Futuremark's flagship "System Wide" benchmark. With a large focus on day to day operations, it's an excellent means of judging the capability of a computer as a whole.
Passmark paints a picture about the system as a whole by testing processor, memory, hard disk drive, optical drive and graphics card.
Futuremark's 3DMark06 is a means of testing a system's capability as a gaming machine. It has aged a little, however remains to be an excellent benchmark for all round 3D testing.
Microsoft's HD Suite contains a variety of 720p and 1080p video clips. We selected one of each for our testing and gauged performance on the basis of CPU utilisation and fluidity.
Flash HD - www.youtube.com
Watching Flash based High Definition Video is often more tasking on a system than you'd be led to believe. Let's see how our test setup performs here.
Left 4 Dead is a very popular hit and as such was a game that we wanted to throw at our Core i3 530's Integrated GPU. Let's see how well it performs.
With the video and gaming segment covered, the Asus P7H57D-V EVO appears to have completed our testing phase on a good note. If I were to comment on anything here, it'd be the clear progress made by the Integrated GPU when compared to it's predecessors. Having flown through HD Video playback and even capably playing Left 4 Dead with a few settings cranked up, it's fair to say that a dedicated GPU won't be necessary for many.