|Intel DH67BL H67-Express Motherboard|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Motherboards|
|Written by Hank Tolman|
|Sunday, 02 January 2011|
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Passmark Performance Test
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 Test 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, SSE/3DNow!, Compression, Encryption, Image Rotation, and String Sorting. For this review, we've also decided to run the memory benchmark, which results in a composite score based on the following tests: small block allocation, cached read, uncached read, write performance, and large block allocation.
With the IMC integrated onto the CPU die, communication between the CPU and the memory should be faster, and we can see through the Passmark Memory tests that bandwidth is improved. The 890GX chipset, even with the 3.6GHz Phenom-II X4-975BE, can't keep up.
In the synthetic GPU test suite we see the Intel HD Graphics take a slight advantage over the Radeon HD4290. Even so, adding a bottom-line discrete graphics solution gives us over 3x the performance of either of the integrated graphics.