In order to test the ASUS Sabertooth P67 ATX motherboard, we used the following components:
» Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz processor
» nVidia GeForce GTX 470 video card
» Kingston HyperX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3 12800 memory
» Western Digital 1TB SATA 3Gbps hard drive
» Cooler Master EPS 12V 750 Watt power supply
» Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit operating system
In addition to benchmarking the Sabertooth P67 using our CPU at stock speed, we recorded the results with the processor overclocked via the included utility by about 30% (or 1GHz). The same configuration, with the CPU at stock speed, was also tested on an ASUS P8P67 Rev 3.0 motherboard for reference.
The following tests were run on the three configurations described above:
» Unigene Heaven 2.5
» SiSoft Sandra Engineer Standard (2011)
» Crystal DiskMark 2.2
» Performance Test 7.0
» Windows 7 Experience
Unigene Heaven 2.5:
Unigene recently released their Heaven v2.5 benchmark, and it is an entertaining way to analyze the DirectX 11 performance of compatible graphics cards on this operating system. This test is being included in here just to see if the DirectX 11 gaming performance is influenced by either motherboard, or by the our mild overclock. In another repeat, the stock Sabertooth P67 is good, but overclocking it takes it to the next level.