For as long as I can remember enthusiasts around the world have been keen to see how their systems perform with many commercially available benchmarks from such companies as Futuremark. While these applications are extremely useful to a wide audience sometimes it can be helpful to focus on a ‘real world’ application which many of us use on an almost daily basis.
When I was in charge of DriverHeaven I wrote a scripted benchmark which was not only used to help users ascertain system specific performance levels but was useful in reviews to accurately measure performance in key areas. Leading tech sites such as Madshrimps, Benchmark Reviews and Hardocp used my benchmark in their reviews also.
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|KitGuru PS Bench 1(4)||MSI GD70||Gigabyte UD7||Asrock Deluxe 3|
|1. Texturiser (1)||2.4||2.4||2.4|
|4. Ink Outlines||38.7||38.9||38.9|
|5. Dust & Stratches||3.3||3.3||3.4|
|7. Texturiser (2)||2.2||2.3||2.3|
|8. Stained Glass||27.9||28.1||28.2|
|9. Mosiac Tiles||17.2||17.2||17.3|
|11. Rough Pastels||14.2||14.3||14.8|
|12. Smart Blur||125.2||125.8||126.1|
|14. Mosiac Tiles||18.1||18.2||18.4|
|16. Palette Knife||32.2||32.4||32.5|
|18. Smudge Stick||12.8||12.9||13.1|
The results show a slight performance increase with the MSI motherboard although it is very minor against the Gigabyte UD7. The Asrock Deluxe 3 verifies our earlier findings, that there is a slight performance penalty with system bandwidth.