Testing Configuration and Benchmarks Used

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We compared the EVGA P55 FTW against the ASUS P7P55D Deluxe, Intel DP55KG, and Gigabyte’s P55-UD6. The thought process behind our testing criteria was two-fold: to evaluate the P55 platform and analyze the performance gains, if any, that users will notice between different motherboards that utilize an LGA 1156 processor.


EVGA P55 FTW LGA 1156 ATX Motherboard Review - Motherboards 73

 

EVGA P55 FTW LGA 1156 ATX Motherboard Review - Motherboards 74

 

EVGA P55 FTW LGA 1156 ATX Motherboard Review - Motherboards 75
CPU-Z screenshots

 


Test System Setup

CPU

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

Motherboards

Intel DP55KG
ASUS P7P55D Deluxe
Gigabyte P55-UD6
EVGA P55 FTW

Memory 

Patriot Sector 5 (2 x 2GB) DDR3-2000 Dual Channel

Hard Drive

Western Digital 160GB SATA 3GB/s 

Sound Card

Onboard sound

Video Card

Gigabyte GTS 250 512MB

Video Drivers

NVIDIA: 196.21
Power Supply PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750w 

DirectX Version

DX10 / DX9c

Operating System

Windows 7 Home Premium 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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