|Zotac H55ITX-C-E Mini-ITX WiFi Motherboard
Featured Reviews: Motherboards
| Written by Servando Silva
|Wednesday, 13 October 2010
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Passmark Performance Test Benchmark
PassMark Performance Test is a PC hardware benchmark utility that allows a user to quickly assess the performance of their computer and compare it to a number of standard 'baseline' computer systems. The Passmark Performance CPU tests all benchmark the mathematical operations, compression, encryption, SSE, and 3DNow! instructions of modern processors. In our tests there were several areas of concentration for each benchmark, which are combined into one compound score. This score is referred to as the CPU Mark, and is a composite of the following tests:
- Integer Math
- Floating Point Math
- Find Prime Numbers
- Image Rotation
- String Sorting
Taken together as a whole, the eight separate CPU tests offer a very realistic segment of what taxes the processor most for users. These tests are grossly exaggerated synthetic benchmarks, but they can still help illustrate the difference between similar hardware.
Passmark Performance CPU tests reinforce what we've got in Everest benchmarks. In CPU benchmark, all platforms scored the same results (except the ASRock Core 100HT, of course). This changes when running 2D tests, as the Core 100HT scores a better result than every other platform tested even with some OC. The rest of the motherboards tested score similar results. In 3d tests, the H55ITX scores a slightly better result than the competition, nothing really to show off, but still noticeable. Finally, memory results show that the GIGABYTE H55N-USB3 performs a little bit better in the memory section. When overclocked the Zotac H55ITX gains a 30% boost, even if memory wasn't overclocked that much.
In the next section, we put all of our platforms to run Street Fighter IV benchmark and compare how they perform in a real 3d-game.