Results: Synthetic Benchmarks
A higher Physics score for Intel’s Core i7 CPU looks good for ASRock’s M8. I can't take credit for that though, since the -4770K is simply a better processor. My GeForce GTX 760 is similarly slower than Don’s GeForce GTX 770.
These benchmarks are really just setting up a baseline for combined performance versus cost, and I’d still like to win.
Sandra prefers the M8 build’s Core i7 to the $1300 machine’s Core i5, and its memory benchmark also shows DDR3-1600 CAS 8 (overclocked) beating DDR3-1800 CAS 9 (overclocked).