Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P Review

3D Mark

Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P Review

3D Mark Vantage

In keeping with the running theme of how this board seems to outstrip what you'd consider it capable of on pure numbers alone, 3D Mark definitely gets a bit of a boost from the IRST. Being able to get those big textures that little bit faster means that neither the GPU or CPU are twiddling their thumbs and this has a reciprocal effect upon the scores. The Z68 UD5 was the only other board on show with the IRST enabled and it's not a surprise that these two boards top the charts.

3D Mark 11

Relying less upon the old fashioned "huge textures" way that Vantage works, 3D Mark 11 obviously has a smaller increase over the rest of the boards on test. In fact it's pretty much on a par which shows how hard the latest Futuremark bench pushes our GTX570.

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Most Recent Comments

22-07-2011, 06:14:56

I want.....Quote

22-07-2011, 06:17:51

Good review, sums the board up nicely.Quote

22-07-2011, 08:40:36

i still miss gb blue

great read that bry :thumb:

my question is mate, if it was your hard earned cash you was handing over would you be getting this or the tz68?Quote

22-07-2011, 08:59:07

If it was my hard-earned I'd get this over the Biostar. No matter how much of a bargain the Biostar is it's just so fugly.Quote

22-07-2011, 11:24:19

any plans on a review of the GA-Z68 UD4 seriously considering the UD4 for my 2600K which I should have next week (shipping from Canada ) so still looking at boardsQuote

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