Testing Configuration and Benchmarks Used

To verify that the motherboard works as advertised, the system was run through our standard benchmark suite. In all cases, the results are presented for the system under review only. The benchmark tests used should give you a good understanding of the system’s capabilities for both office and gaming use so that you, the reader, can make a more informed purchasing decision.

Test System Setup


Intel Core i5-3317U
(1.7GHz base speed, 2.6GHz Turbo)


4GB (1 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 modules
(1333MHz, 9-9-9-24-1T)

Hard Drive

Hitachi Z7K500 500GB 7200RPM hard drive
24GB SSD cache drive

Sound Card

On-board sound

Video Card

Intel HD Graphics 4000

Video Drivers

Operating System

Windows 8

Benchmark Tests used for evaluation:

  • SoftPerfect Research NetWorx Speed Test
  • ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.47
  • LinX Intel Linpack Benchmark v0.6.4
  • SiSoft Sandra 2012
  • Handbrake video transcoder v0.9.8
  • FutureMark PCMark 7
  • FutureMark Peacekeeper in Firefox browser
  • 7-Zip v9.20
  • Maxon Cinebench 11.5
  • Tech ARP's x264 HD Benchmark v5.01
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Hard Reset
  • FutureMark 3DMark 11

Laptop specific Benchmark Tests used for evaluation:

  • Battery Eater Pro v2.70
  • PCPerspective Battery Test
  • FutureMark Peacekeeper battery test
  • Unigine Heaven DX11 Benchmark v3.0
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