Benchmark Results: Productivity
If every motherboard performed perfectly, a perfectly consistent benchmark would prove performance parity. Adobe Photoshop is such a benchmark, at least on this occasion.
Note that 3ds Max completed five seconds quicker compared to our previous review. That’s because we decided to use the encoding time from consecutive runs, since this more accurately represents real-world use.
Differences in file compression and optical character recognition should be small enough to balance out in our total performance charts. We’re looking for overall performance differences after all, and individual benchmarks would merely highlight a problem that, so far, does not exist.
Now I just wish Intel would do the same -- can't they just rip off Asus's UEFI implementation?
Do you stare into your case whilst computing, or do you look at the monitor?
Some cheap monitors still use VGA, but these boards are not for the budget market! For VGA compatibility (for external capture devices and such) they could just use DVI-I and let the oddball user who needs VGA for that oddball purpose supply his own adapter.