Hardware

Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3: Z68 Done Right

Memory Benchmarks SiSoftware Sandra Professional Business Edition SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information and diagnostic utility. It provides most of the information (including undocumented) needed by testing hardware, software and other devices. Giving the user the ability to draw comparisons at both a high and low-level, Sandra presents information about the CPU, chipset, video adapter, ports, printers, sound card, memory, …

Read More »

Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3: Z68 Done Right

Storage and Peripheral Benchmarks CrystalDiskMark CrystalDiskMark is a small benchmark utility for hard drives (as well as flash drives) that enables rapid measurements of sequential and random read/write speeds. The USB 2.0 test was performed using the 64GB Patriot SuperSpeed USB 3.0 flash drive: The USB 3.0 test was performed using the 64GB Patriot SuperSpeed USB 3.0 flash drive: The …

Read More »

Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3: Z68 Done Right

Computation and Productivity Benchmarks 7-Zip 64-Bit Edition 7-Zip is an open source file archiver designed originally for Microsoft Windows. 7-Zip operates with the 7z archive format, and can read and write several other archive formats. The program can be used from a command line interface, graphical user interface, or Windows shell integration. Sorenson Squeeze 7.0 Sorenson Squeeze is a compression suite for video. It encodes to multiple …

Read More »

Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3: Z68 Done Right

CPU Benchmarks Finalwire AIDA64 Extreme Engineer Edition AIDA64 Extreme Edition is a streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking software suite. AIDA64 Extreme provides a wide range of features to assist in overclocking, hardware error diagnosis, stress testing, and sensor monitoring. It has unique capabilities to assess the performance of the processor, system memory, and disk drives. NEXT: Computation and Productivity Benchmarks Page …

Read More »

Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3: Z68 Done Right

Closer Look, Specifications, and Benchmark Testing Platform Finally we get to the actual board itself. As usual, Gigabytes box art is extremely colourful, and the features are well presented: The back: The accessories include no less than four SATA cables, one flexible SLI bridge, an I/O shield, as well as the installation manual and software disk: Once the anti-static bag …

Read More »

Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3: Z68 Done Right

Specifications, Overview, and Features Here is a quick stat-sheet of the different chipsets and what they offer. As you can see, the Z68 chipset is identical to the P67 except only in two areas: Core elements and enhancements the Z68 chipset brings: To start off the review, I would first like to thank Gigabyte for providing the Z68X-UD3H-B3 for testing. …

Read More »

Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3: Z68 Done Right

  Company: Gigabyte Technology Product: GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Price: ~$170 CAD Availability: Global Warranty Period: Three Years Introduction The much riled and awaited Sandy Bridge platform and Cougar Point chipset were released at the beginning of January, signalling the start of a dominant new era for Intel. Indeed, with AMDs upcoming Bulldozer lineup still in the process of rolling out, Intel theoretically …

Read More »

Kingston HyperX DDR-3 1866Mhz 2x4GB Notebook Memory Quick Look

Today we are going to take a quick look at Kingstons HyperX DDR-3 1866Mhz CL11 204Pin SODIMM Memory Kit and give a quick thanks to David Leong of Kingston Technology for providing the sample for our notebook upgrade. We recently purchased a Samsung Series 9 laptop and wondered how feasible a memory upgrade would be as the standard of 4GB …

Read More »
SSD QUICK SEARCH