Gigabyte EX58-UD4P X58 Motherboard

File Compression & Encoding Results

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. Each of the benchmarks below were run a total of five times with the highest and lowest scores being discarded and an average being calculated from the remaining three.

ViMark is the latest addition to the OC3D motherboard testing process and a relatively new benchmarking application in general. Designed to take the inaccuracies and guesswork out of measuring the time taken to encode video files, ViMark produces easily comparable and consistent results for encoding raw video into Windows Media, Quicktime and Gif formats. As always, a total of 5 benchmark runs were performed with the highest and lowest scores removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 scores.

7-Zip is an open source Winzip-style file compression utility that has the ability to compress and decompress many file formats including its own .7z compression scheme. 7-Zip also comes complete with its own benchmarking utility for gauging the compression and decompression speed of the system that it is installed on.

Results Observations

The UD4P is proving to be a thorn in the top end motherboards sides as they cannot shake off the assault of the Gigabyte motherboard. Indeed on a few occasions the UD4P has led the pack. Sadly, the results could not be mirrored in the compression/decompression tests.

Let's move on to our 3D Benchmarks...
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Most Recent Comments

16-04-2009, 05:50:06

The EX58-UD5 impressed us in our last Gigabyte review. Can the UD4P, the UD5's cheaper brother, make an equally strong impression? Find out in our latest review...

Read the full review HEREQuote

16-04-2009, 08:45:35

Orange? Orange!?

WTF man.Quote

16-04-2009, 09:13:43

Lol i have the UD5 and its extreamly similar looking and believe me when i say its uglier in real life... Saying that i Picked up my UD5 from Novatech for like £205 for some reason that was the price so i clicked add to basket ... The UD5 is a great board...Quote

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