Intel provided a fairly simple motherboard composed of a few high-quality components, allowing the firm to show off the power-savings nature of its new platform. The board with the greatest number of features, ECS’ P67H2-A2 falls to the bottom.
ECS also had the highest voltage regulator temperature, so a few extra watts were probably wasted in conversion.
We averaged the performance difference of all motherboards across all non-synthetic benchmarks to determine “work,” since efficiency is a comparison of work to energy. The best-performing motherboard sets the frame of reference at 100%.
It’s no surprise to us that eight of the boards finished in a dead heat, yet the tiny scale of Jetway’s loss is a little surprising, since its pre-realease firmware had no Intel Turbo Boost functionality.
Cutting features and using only a few high-efficiency CPU regulator components allowed Intel to finish nearly 9% over average, while ECS digs a much deeper hole at the bottom.
- The Future Of Mid-Priced Performance
- ASRock P67 Extreme4
- P67 Extreme4 UEFI
- Asus P8P67 Pro
- P8P67 Pro UEFI
- Biostar TP67XE
- TP67XE UEFI
- ECS P67H2-A2
- P67H2-A2 UEFI
- Foxconn P67A-S
- P67A-S UEFI
- Gigabyte P67A-UD4
- P67A-UD4 BIOS
- Intel DP67BG
- DP67BG UEFI
- Jetway HI08
- HI08 UEFI
- MSI P67A-GD65
- P67A-GD65 UEFI
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Benchmark Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: F1 2010
- Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2
- Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Overclocking Results
- Power, Heat, and Efficiency