Synthetic CPU and Memory Tests
SiSoft Sandra 2012
The latest version of SiSoft Sandra offers up a lot of new features including compatibility updates for Sandy Bridge processors, media transcoding enhancements, Blu-Ray, and expanded GPGPU support.
We typically lead off our synthetic benchmarks with SiSoft Sandra 2012 that measures native processor and memory performance as well as other PC components. The Gigabyte G1.Sniper M3 was outperformed a bit by the P8Z77-V Deluxe in every category. The P8Z77-V scored over two percent higher than the G1.Sniper M3 in every SiSandra 2012 benchmark and the P8Z77-V's scores are consistent with other SiSandra benchmarks we ran with other motherboards sporting Z68 chipsets and i5-2500K. I'm not sure if there is an issue with the maturity of the G1.Sniper M3's drivers or BIOS, but it is lagging behind a bit in this benchmark.