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Benchmark Results: Productivity

X58 On A Budget: Seven Sub-$200 Core i7 Boards

3ds Max 9 finds Gigabyte and ECS falling only a second behind four performance leaders.

ECS shoots to the top with Foxconn in AVG, while Asus strangely drops below even the turbo-free Jetway. We retested the P6T SE twice to make sure this result was accurate.

WinRAR shows the largest-yet-seen performance variation between motherboard models.

WinZip results are more consistent than WinRAR, with the turboless BI-600 lagging behind motherboards that support Intel Turbo mode.

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