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 overclocked Core i7 2600k has no problem with 1080p Bluray content, with an average of only 9% utilisation. Exactly the same CPU utilisation as the excellent Asus P8P67 Deluxe board.
Fantastic results from the ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 system, with the CPU load peaking at a maximum of 19 percent for a very short time.