Testing Configuration and Benchmarks Used

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We matched the MSI H55M-ED55 against the ASRock H55DE3 and a Gigabyte P55-UD6 motherboard. Testing this board against an micro ATX and full ATX motherboard that both utilize the LGA 1156 and H55M/P55 platforms should give our readers a good overview of this board’s performance against other solutions.

 

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CPU-Z screenshots

 


Test System Setup

CPU

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

Motherboards

MSI H55M-ED55
ASRock H55DE3
Gigabyte P55-UD6

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 Corsair 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 11.5 64-bit 
– Handbrake DVD compression
– 3DMark Vantage
– Crysis Warhead
– Far Cry 2
– PCMark Vantage

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