Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P Review
Published: 22nd July 2011 | Source: Gigabyte | Price: £131.99 @ Aria |
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.