Asus vs Gigabyte Intel H67 Review

SiSoft Sandra

Asus vs Gigabyte Intel H67 Shoot Out

CPU Performance

SiSoftware Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility capable of benchmarking the performance of individual components inside a PC.

CPU Arithmetic

The CPU arithmetic test ascertains the processor's capabilities in terms of numerical operations. Two subtests named Dhrystone and Whetstone are carried out respectively. This is not a measure of latency and thus higher is better.

To start off with, the trusty CPU Arithmetic benchmark returns identical results thanks to its low error margin.

Memory Performance

SiSoft Sandra offers both memory bandwidth and latency based benchmarks. It is quite possible that architectural tweaks will have made a significant impact in terms of both throughput and latency. 

Our first observation are the utterly fantastic memory bandwidth results. While similarly specified RAM would achieve ~13GB/sec in this test, the new 1155 architecture is breaking 18GB/sec out of the box. 

Aside minor differences, memory latency is the same across both H67 boards.

Cache Bandwidth


Without doubt, onboard cpu cache bandwidth is very fast indeed, but will our Core i5 2300 processor perform any differently between the two motherboards?

Yet again, the two systems are evenly matched. The results as a whole are very much in line with our expectations.

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Most Recent Comments

04-01-2011, 23:20:38

tinytomlogan
So you're looking to build an entry level Sandy Bridge computer; which H67 board will win?

Continue Reading

05-01-2011, 02:02:05

taz838
Grrr no overclocking, disgraceful little motherboard.

No integrated graphics for me then :'(

05-01-2011, 03:12:17

chudley
Co9uld it be possible that CPU OCing will be available via a bios upgrade with these boards?

05-01-2011, 03:18:34

Zeals
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Originally Posted by chudley View Post

Co9uld it be possible that CPU OCing will be available via a bios upgrade with these boards?
Doubt it, I think the H67 motherboards are aimed at people that don't know or want to overclock, so they will purchase the non "K" CPUs.

05-01-2011, 09:26:23

Rastalovich
I like the look of these (not just these two) for building pcs for other people.

The price may massage, but it all looks nice and handy to me.

05-01-2011, 10:37:28

benj3
A bit pricey imo for a board that is not going to appeal to basically the majority of the people with some knowledge of PC's apart from maybe people whom make/build PC's for customers. But still if I was building a computer for a simpleton whom only wanted to use it for internet/emails etc I would go with a cheaper board.

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Although saying that supporting GPU for a internet/email and some simple games user could completely eliminate the need to buy a graphics card which would save an extra £100ish but does it add up? £50 Mobo, £70 CPU & £80 GPU or £120 Mobo, £150 CPU £200 vs £270 for a everyday pc Ofcourse the sandybridge option will run smoother but is it worth the extra £70 :x!

18-01-2011, 09:11:10

VicVanGo
This review lists your test setup as using Mushkin Redline DDR3 @ 1333MHz but it looks like Mushkin Redline DDR3 is rated for 1600MHz. Is it possible to run the RAM at 1600MHz (or higher) on these boards? From what I have read, the H67 chipset can allow memory OCs but I haven't been able to tell if any of the mobo makers have allowed it yet.
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