Remembering that Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 ratios hit their peaks in TDP-defined bursts or with fewer cores active, it makes sense that single-threaded applications diminish the lead Asus found in a few of our multicore-optimized game benchmarks.
The P8Z68 Deluxe continues to enjoy higher frequencies with more cores active in MediaConverter 7, HandBrake, and MainConcept (all threaded apps).
We did see our CPU reaching its full 3.80 GHz more often and for longer durations than we were expecting; this is a result of Asus specifying single-core Turbo Boost settings even with four cores utilized.
- Four Z68 Express-Based Motherboards For Enthusiasts
- ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3
- Z68 Extreme7 Firmware
- Asus P8Z68 Deluxe
- P8Z68 Deluxe Firmware
- Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD5
- Z68XP-UD5 Firmware
- MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3)
- Z68A-GD80 Firmware
- Test Settings And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Crysis And F1 2010
- Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2 And Metro 2033
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency
- A Word On Warranties
- Whose Enthusiast-Class Z68 Board Is Best?