Gigabyte X79S-UP5 Review

wPrime95 and PC Mark 7

Gigabyte X79S-UP5 Review

wPrime95

Our third CPU dependant benchmark in a row and our third different result. Whereas POV-Ray showed a good turn of pace on the X79S-UP5, [email protected] was woeful, now with wPrime95 things return to their good state of affairs. Inconsistency seems to be the watchword.

 

PC Mark 7

Finally PC Mark 7. We'll discount the Xeon result because although PC Mark is excellent at taking advantage of multiple cores, it also is skewed towards certain results where brute-force CPU speed will always trump a clever design. Looking at the Core i7 CPUs we see the 3930K is 100 points behind the 3960X, which is quite a drop but okay for the price. So when the i7-3960X on the UP5 is a further 100 points behind that you get some idea of how average the performance is on the Gigabyte effort.

  

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21-09-2012, 10:55:17

dugdiamond
very VERY nice mobo

at last: they fixed the niggles from its predecessor

if only i could get my hands on one of these, for next to nothing, i would be very happy NOT!Quote

21-09-2012, 10:56:14

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by dugdiamond View Post
very VERY nice mobo

at last: they fixed the niggles from its predecessor

if only i could get my hands on one of these, for next to nothing, i would be very happy

I think you must be reading the wrong thing mate. Its GASH.Quote

21-09-2012, 12:03:32

dugdiamond
it was meant to be tongue-in-cheek - lolQuote

21-09-2012, 12:06:05

seumasbeathan
It does look lovely though Quote

21-09-2012, 15:09:01

Greenback
when I saw the video for the first look I thought I want 1, I'm glad i'm not the impulsive buying type
I'm surprised gigabyte sent you 1 considering you already mentioned the bad v droop, they must of known you'd check that outQuote
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