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Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD Intel Z68 Motherboard & Intel 20GB SSD Review

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD Intel Z68 Motherboard & Intel 20GB SSD Review - PCSTATS
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Abstract: There are four key features that make the Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD a real killer among Intel Z68 motherboards - a bundled 20GB Intel mSATA SSD, Virtu, SLI/Crossfire and onboard HDMI video output.
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IGP Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, 3DMark06, FEAR

When considering the Intel Z68's integrated graphics performance over the following benchmark charts it's wise to remember that the Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD motherboard provides only one HDMI video output at 1920x1200, and that the IGP core is dependent on the Intel Core i3/i5/i7 2xxx 'SandyBridge' processor. Furthermore, Intel's HD 3000 IGP is only DX10.1 so 3DMark11 and other DX11 benchmarks were omitted.

Since the Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD motherboard supports Lucid Virtu there's a lot more flexibility with this Intel Z68 platform to use IGP and switch to discreet graphics than any other board except the Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3. What's also really interesting is how the Intel HD 3000 graphics that the Intel Z68 enables fair in comparison to AMD new A75 chipset and socket FM1 A8-3850 APU (with Radeon HD 6550D graphics core)...

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark 3DMark Vantage (On IGP Graphics)
Performance Overall: (P) Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1745
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1738
Intel DH67BL (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1539
Biostar TH67XE (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1978
ECS H67H2-M (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1707
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 3711
Biostar TA890GXE (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 385
ASUS M4A89GTD-Pro (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 420
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 249
MSI 785GM-E65 (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 287
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 287
GPU score: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1342
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1337
Intel DH67BL (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1182
Biostar TH67XE (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1527
ECS H67H2-M (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 1313
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 3073
Biostar TA890GXE (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 291
ASUS M4A89GTD-Pro (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 318
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 188
MSI 785GM-E65 (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 216
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 217
CPU score: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 17364
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 17383
Intel DH67BL (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 16441
Biostar TH67XE (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 17319
ECS H67H2-M (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 16914
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 9839
Biostar TA890GXE (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 10767
ASUS M4A89GTD-Pro (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 10920
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 10942
MSI 785GM-E65 (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 10942
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 10880

The Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD supports Virtu, a good thing considering how the Intel IGP stacks up (1745) against AMD's new A75 chipset and IGP on the GA-A75M-UD2H motherboard (3711). Where previous Intel IGPs are concerned the Intel Z68 platform is certainly quicker, relatively speaking.

PCSTATS Benchmark ReportFuturemark 3DMark06 (On IGP Graphics)
Overall: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 4301
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 4292
Intel DH67BL (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 3322
Biostar TH67XE (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 4689
ECS H67H2-M (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 4265
Intel DG45ID (Intel GMA X4500HD IGP) 1043
Asus P5Q-EM (Intel GMA X4500HD IGP) 1162
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 6356
Biostar TA890GXE (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 2027
ASUS M4A89GTD-Pro (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 2224
ASUS M3A78-T (Radeon HD 3300 IGP) 2084
Foxconn A7DA-S (Radeon HD 3300 IGP) 1718
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 1682
MSI 785GM-E65 (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 1790
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 1794
CPU: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 6098
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 6051
Intel DH67BL (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 3802
Biostar TH67XE (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 5977
ECS H67H2-M (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 5958
Intel DG45ID (Intel GMA X4500HD IGP) 2218
Asus P5Q-EM (Intel GMA X4500HD IGP) 2228
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 4033
Biostar TA890GXE (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 4447
ASUS M4A89GTD-Pro (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 4513
ASUS M3A78-T (Radeon HD 3300 IGP) 3208
Foxconn A7DA-S (Radeon HD 3300 IGP) 1879
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 4456
MSI 785GM-E65 (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 4456
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 4445

3DMark06 says pretty much the same thing; the Intel Z68 platform offers up a much needed boost to Intel IGP graphics. Intel's IGP is still relatively weak compared to AMD's newest socket FM1 A8-3850 APU. It's surprising how far behind the Intel G45 platform falls!!! Yikes!


PCSTATS Benchmark ReportSierra FEAR (On IGP Graphics)
1024x768 Maximum: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 36
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 19
Intel DH67BL (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 24
Biostar TH67XE (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 36
ECS H67H2-M (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 32
Intel DG45ID (Intel GMA X4500HD IGP) 9
Asus P5Q-EM (Intel GMA X4500HD IGP) 11
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 57
Biostar TA890GXE (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 12
ASUS M4A89GTD-Pro (Radeon HD 4290 IGP) 10
ASUS M3A78-T (Radeon HD 3300 IGP) 13
Foxconn A7DA-S (Radeon HD 3300 IGP) 12
Gigabyte GA-MA785GMT-UD2H (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 10
MSI 785GM-E65 (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 10
ASUS M4A785TD-V Evo (Radeon HD 4200 IGP) 10
1600x1200 Maximum: Points Ranking
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 18
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 (Intel HD 3000 IGP) 8
Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H (Radeon HD 6550D IGP) 28

FEAR is a DX9 title that really demonstrates just how far IGPs have come in the last couple years. What used to be nearly impossible for Intel and AMD IGPs to render at 1024x768 at anything over 12FPS, can now be tackled at 1600x1200 at 18-28FPS! The Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD test system does well here with an IGP-driven result of 36FPS at 1024x768 resolution, 18FPS at 1600x1200 resolution. AMD's A8-3850 Fusion APU wins hands down, as expected.

For the final round of IGP benchmarks we have Call of Juarez and Crysis, that's next....

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Contents of Article: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD
 Pg 1.  Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD Intel Z68 Motherboard & Intel 20GB SSD Review
 Pg 2.  Bundled-in 20GB SSD - Intel Smart Response Technology
 Pg 3.  360-Degree Motherboard Gallery: Board Layout
 Pg 4.  360-Degree Motherboard Gallery: Continued
 Pg 5.  BIOS and Hybrid-EFI Touch BIOS
 Pg 6.  Overclocking Test Report and Test System Details
 Pg 7.  Configuring Intel Smart Response Technology
 Pg 8.  Testing Intel SRT: PCMark Vantage
 Pg 9.  Sysmark 2007 Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 10.  SiSoft Sandra: CPU Motherboard Benchmarks:
 Pg 11.  Sandra: Memory Motherboard Benchmarks:
 Pg 12.  PCMark Vantage Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 13.  3DMark 11 Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 14.  3DMark Vantage Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 15.  3DMark 06 Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 16.  FEAR Motherboard Benchmarks
 Pg 17.  — IGP Motherboard Benchmarks: 3DMark Vantage, 3DMark06, FEAR
 Pg 18.  IGP Motherboard Benchmarks: Call of Juarez, Crysis, Video Transcoding
 Pg 19.  System Power Draw and Final Conclusions

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