We used the ‘CPU’ test built into Cinebench R11.5 64-bit.
WinRAR’s built in benchmark and hardware test can help us outline the performance differentials between each motherboard.
For our testing we are converting a 4.4GB 720p MKV file (1h:58mins) to MP4 format, using HandBrake‘s ‘Normal’ profile, for playback on High-Resolution devices. This is a common procedure for many people and will give a good indication of system power.
With focus being put upon CPU-orientated workloads, it is difficult to tell apart the performance of each Z87 motherboard in our charts. The G1.Sniper Z87 has no issues competing with ASRock’s Z87 Killer and MSI’s Z87M Gaming.