Our good friends at Cyberlink kindly supplied the software for our BluRay and conversion tests.
Cyberlink PowerDVD 10 is one of the finest solutions for the BluRay experience on Windows and we found this software to work perfectly with this chipset. We tested with the new Extended Bluray Disc of Avatar, one of our favourite sci-fi films in recent years.
The Asus E35M1-I system drops the CPU demand by one percent, when compared to the reference clocked Sapphire system. Its not noticeable at all under real world conditions, but it shows a slight benefit from cranking the clocks.
Great results from the Asus system, with CPU demand moving between 7 percent and 26 percent. Plenty of time in reserve for multi tasking if needed.