Testing Configuration and Benchmarks Reviewed

ASRock H55DE3 LGA 1156 ATX Motherboard Review - Motherboards 73

We matched the ASRock H55DE3 against some heavy hitters from Gigabyte, ASUS, and eVGA. The three boards we pitted it against were the Gigabyte P55-UD6, ASUS Maximus III Gene, and eVGA P55 FTW. Testing this board against micro ATX and full ATX motherboards that utilize the LGA 1156 and P55 platform should give our readers a good overview of this board’s performance against other solutions. We didn’t have any other H55 motherboards to compare it to so used P55 solutions that still use the same LGA 1156 processor.

 

ASRock H55DE3 LGA 1156 ATX Motherboard Review - Motherboards 74

 

ASRock H55DE3 LGA 1156 ATX Motherboard Review - Motherboards 75

 

ASRock H55DE3 LGA 1156 ATX Motherboard Review - Motherboards 76
CPU-Z screenshots

 


Test System Setup

CPU

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

Motherboards

ASRock H55DE3
ASUS Maximus III Gene
Gigabyte P55-UD6
EVGA P55 FTW

Memory 

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

Hard Drive

Western Digital 150GB Raptor SATA 3GB/s 

Sound Card

Onboard sound

Video Card

Gigabyte GTS 250 512MB

Video Drivers

NVIDIA: 197.45
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 150GB Raptor SATA 3GB/s hard drive for storage. This configuration is based off a typical mid-range users LGA 1156 system and focuses specifically on evaluating the motherboard’s features and capabilities and less on the rest of the other hardware components.

Benchmarks used:
– SiSoft Sandra 2010 SP1
– CineBench 10 64-bit 
– Handbrake DVD compression
– 3DMark Vantage
– Crysis Warhead
– Far Cry 2
– PCMark Vantage


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