|ASUS Sabertooth P67 B3 TUF Motherboard|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Motherboards|
|Written by Hank Tolman|
|Tuesday, 03 May 2011|
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Motherboard Testing Methodology
At the start of all tests, the previous display adapter driver is uninstalled and trace components are removed using Driver Cleaner Pro. We then restart the computer system to establish our display settings and define the monitor. Once the hardware is prepared, we begin our testing. Each benchmark test program begins after a system restart, and the very first result for every test will be ignored since it often only caches the test. This process proved extremely important in the Resident Evil 5 benchmarks, as the first run served to cache maps allowing subsequent tests to perform much better than the first. Each test is completed five times, with the average results displayed in our article.
With the abundance of testing available on the P67-Express chipset, we expect no surprises out of the ASUS Sabertooth P67 motherboard. We have included in the testing an H67 setup, along with an X58 and a couple of 890GX systems. As many of the components as possilbe were kept the same throughout the test systems in order to get more reliable results. That being said, every system is different, and even two of the same components can perform differently from each other. These tests are meant to be a generic representation of the results we obtained through testing our systems and should not be considered comprehensive. Undoubtedly, some readers will wonder why a certain GPU or RAM was used rather than another, but the point is that the GPU and RAM were consistent throughout the platforms (expect, of course the RAM in the X58 platform). Similar variance in the results should be expected regardless of the other components used in the testing.
Intel P67 Test Platform
Intel H67 Test Platform
Intel X58 Test Platform
AMD 890GX Test Platform