Our first gaming test simply looks for any performance improvement in the Z77 chipset, along with any CPU overhead of Intel's integrated GPU with Quick Sync-enabling Lucidlogix GPU Virtualization.
The GeForce GTX 580 renders natively for this first set tests. Virtual Vsync and HyperFormance will be separately tested later in this article.
As expected, we see little to no gaming performance difference between the Z77 and Z68. CPU-bottlenecked settings are still bound by the CPU, and both versions of Virtu affect the results very little.
- Z77 Express: USB 3.0 And Enhanced Manageability
- MVP Is Much More Than Virtu
- Test Settings And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Z77 Versus Z68 In 3D Games
- Benchmark Results: Z77 Versus Z68 In Applications
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency
- HyperFormance, Virtual Vsync, And 3DMark
- HyperFormance And Virtual Vsync In Games
- Z77 Is Only Half Of The Story