Testing Configuration and Benchmarks Used

We compared the ECS P55H-A against the ASUS P7P55D Deluxe, Intel DP55KG, and Gigabyte’s P55-UD6 and GA-X58-UD3R. The thought process behind our testing criteria was two-fold: to evaluate the P55 platform against the X58 chipset and analyze the performance gains, if any, that users will notice between an  LGA 1156 CPU versus an LGA 1366 platforms.


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CPU-Z screenshots

 

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GPU-Z screenshot

 


Test System Setup

CPU

Intel i7-860 (running at 2.8GHz, 133×21)

Motherboards

ECS P55H-A
Intel DP55KG
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe
Gigabyte P55-UD6
Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R

Memory 

Kingston HyperX (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Dual Channel

Hard Drive

Western Digital 160GB SATA 3GB/s 

Sound Card

Onboard sound

Video Card

Gigabyte GTS 250 512MB

Video Drivers

NVIDIA: 190.62
Power Supply PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750w 

DirectX Version

DX10 / DX9c

Operating System

Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit


 

Our 64-bit test bench for LGA 1156 processors includes 4GBs of dual channel DDR3 memory, a GTS 250 512MB graphics card, and a Western Digital 160GB SATA hard drive for storage. This configuration is based off a typical mid-range users LGA 1156 system.

Benchmarks used:
– SiSoft Sandra 2009 SP1
– CineBench 10
– Handbrake DVD compression
– 3DMark Vantage
– Crysis Warhead
– Far Cry 2
– PCMark Vantage

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