We used 3DMark‘s ‘Fire Strike’ benchmark which is designed to be used on gaming PCs. We opted for the Normal setting, NOT the Extreme mode.
Sandra Processor Arithmetic
Sandra Memory Bandwidth
System-related tests run quickly on the Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK. Performance is comparable to systems based around other Z97 motherboards.
Memory bandwidth, as reported by SiSoft Sandra, is slightly down on competing Z97-based motherboards. Asus outscores Gigabyte by about 5% in the test, although we have observed stronger-than-usual memory bandwidth results from Asus motherboards in the past.
MSI’s Z97-based motherboard outscores Gigabyte’s by between one-and-a-half and two-and-a-half percent in the memory bandwidth test. This small differential is like to be related to variables and errors in the test software and its procedure.