Testing Configuration and Benchmarks Used

To evaluate the Fatal1ty P67 Professional, we scoured through our suite of synthetic and real-world benchmarks for highly-intensive applications and PC games that could push this board in a variety of areas. We also found two additional P67 boards from other vendors to test and compare our results so we can analyze which motherboards maximizes the full potential of the LGA 1155 platform and P67 chipset.

After installing a fresh copy of Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), we began to install the rest of our benchmarks and the latest motherboard and graphics drivers. We also took a few screenshots from CPU-Z to give us a better overview of the board, memory, and graphics card configurations.

Test System Setup

CPU

Intel i5-2500K (running at 3.3GHz, 100×33)

Motherboards

MSI P67A-GD65

MSI P67A-GD80

ASRock Fatality P67 Professional

 

Memory 

OCZ (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1600 Dual Channel

Hard Drive

Western Digital Raptor 150GB 10,000 RPM SATA 3GB/s 

Sound Card

Onboard sound

Video Card

XFX Radeon HD 5770 512MB

CPU Cooling

Zalman CNPS10X Flex

Video Drivers

AMD ATI Catalyst 11.3
Power Supply PC Power and Cooling Silencer 750w 

DirectX Version

DX11/ DX10 / DX9c

Operating System

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Our 64-bit test bench for the LGA 1155 Sandy Bridge processors includes 4GBs of dual channel DDR3 1600 memory, an XFX Radeon HD 5770 512MB graphics card, and a Western Digital Raptor 150GB SATA hard drive for storage. This configuration is based off a typical mid-range users LGA 1155 system and focuses on evaluating the motherboard’s capabilities and less on the rest of the hardware components.

Benchmarks used:

  • SiSoft Sandra 2011
  • CineBench 11.5 64-bit
  • Handbrake DVD compression
  • 3DMark Vantage
  • 3DMark11 Professional
  • Metro 2033
  • Just Cause 2
  • PCMark Vantage
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