Synthetic and System Benchmark Testing

Sisoft Sandra 2012

The ASUS P8Z77 WS board performed within expectations for both the CPU arithmetic and memory bandwidth tests. This illustrates proper working order of both the CPU and memory board interfaces and subsystems.


LinX is a graphical interface for CPU-based testing using the Intel Linpack benchmarks. It serves as a good indicator of proper system CPU functioning and is considered one of the most intensive CPU benchmarks currently available. LinX was run with Memory set to All and for a total of 3 runs. This test was repeated three times with the highest repeatable GFlops (Giga-Floating Point Operations Per Second) score recorded.

The ASUS P8Z77 WS again easily kept pace with the other Intel Z77-based board, providing further evidence of the board’s proper functioning in relation to the CPU interface.


Handbrake was used to convert an uncompressed version of the Iron Man Blu-ray movie in MKV format to a compressed 720P MP4 format. The Iron Man MKV file was ripped from the Blu-ray disc in the past with the file size for the uncompressed media coming in at 26 GB. Handbrake was run with default settings enforced with the exception of Anamorphic set to Loose and Video width set to 1280.

The ASUS P8Z77 WS shows another solid performance in comparison to the other Intel Z77 board with conversion of the 2+ hour movie in just over 35 minutes.

PCMark 7 Basic

FutureMark Corporation’s PCMark 7 can be used to reliably ascertain a given system’s performance in a Windows 7-based non-gaming type use environment. The basic version of the benchmark test was run three times, with the highest reproducible PCMark score recorded.

In comparison to the other Intel Z77-based system, the ASUS P8Z77 board shows a slight performance advantage of just under 3%.

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