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ASUS Z87I-Deluxe Mini-ITX Intel Motherboard Review

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AIDA64 Benchmark Results

AIDA64 is a full 64-bit benchmark and test suite utilizing MMX, 3DNow! and SSE instruction set extensions, and will scale up to 32 processor cores. An enhanced 64-bit System Stability Test module is also available to stress the whole system to its limits. For legacy processors all benchmarks and the System Stability Test are available in 32-bit versions as well. Additionally, AIDA64 adds new hardware to its database, including 300 solid-state drives. On top of the usual ATA auto-detect information the new SSD database enables AIDA64 to display flash memory type, controller model, physical dimensions, and data transfer performance data. AIDA64 v1.00 also implements SSD-specific SMART disk health information for Indilinx, Intel, JMicron, Samsung, and SandForce controllers.

All of the benchmarks used in this test- Queen, PhotoWorxx, ZLib, and hash- rely on basic x86 instructions, and consume very little system memory while also being aware of Hyper-Threading, multi-processors, and multi-core processors. Of all the tests in this review, AIDA64 is the one that best isolates the processor’s performance from the rest of the system. While this is useful in that it more directly compares processor performance, readers should remember that virtually no “real world” programs will mirror these results.

In the Queen test, the ASUS Z87I-Deluxe starts out with a small 5% performance disadvantage as compared to its big brother Z87-Deluxe Dual. We’ll see this repeated through most of the tests.

The PhotoWorxx test is much more dependent on memory bandwidth than CPU horsepower, and there’s virtually no difference between the stock and overclocked scores since the memory is running at the same speed in all cases.

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The ZLIB and AES tests continue the trend: the Z87I-Deluxe figures come in slightly below those of the Z87-Deluxe Dual.

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Let’s take a look at SPECViewPerf in the next section.


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