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Asus Z87i-Pro - Image Editing and Video Encoding

Media Benchmarks

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We've developed our own suite of benchmarks using real-world and open-source applications to simulate how PCs are actually used. The suite comprises an image editing test using Gimp, a video encoding test using Handbrake, and a multi-tasking test using 7-Zip to archive and encrypt a large batch of files while a HD movie plays in mplayer.

A score of 1,000 means that the test system is as fast as our reference PC, which used a 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 at stock speed, 2GB of Corsair 1,066MHz DDR2 memory, a 250GB Samsung SpinPoint P120S hard disk and an Asus P5K Deluxe WiFi-AP motherboard. The scoring is linear, so a system scoring 1,200 points is 20 per cent faster than our reference system. Equally, a system scoring 1,200 is 4 per cent faster than a system scoring 1,150.

Gimp Image Editing
Website: Gimp

Far from being some kind of pr0n-filtering tool, Gimp is an open-source image editing application - Gimp is an acronym of GNU Image Manipulation Program. Our test simulates how well a PC can manipulate a collection of large digital photos, and to achieve a low time requires a PC with a powerful CPU, plenty of quick memory and efficient access to storage.

Image Editing

Application: Gimp

  • Asus Z87i-Pro 3.5GHz/4.6GHz)
  • Asus Maximus VI Hero (3.5GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Asus Rampage VI Extreme (3.5GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H (3.5GHz/4.7GHz)
  • MSI Z87-G45 Gaming (3.5GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Intel DZ87KLT-75K (3.5GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Asrock Z87 Extreme3 (3.5GHz/4.6GHz)
    • 2107
    • 2437
    • 2104
    • 2488
    • 2093
    • 2460
    • 2090
    • 2452
    • 2081
    • 2498
    • 2022
    • 2413
    • 2009
    • 2460
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  • Stock Speed
  • Overclocked

Video encoding with Handbrake
Website: http://handbrake.fr

We use the open-source, GPL-licensed, multi-platform, multi-threaded video encoder Handbrake to encode a HD video using the H.264 codec. This primarily tests multi-threaded CPU and memory subsystem performance.

Video Encoding

Application: Handbrake

  • Asus Maximus VI Hero (3.5GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Asus Z87i-Pro (3.5GHz/4.6GHz)
  • Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H (3.5GHz/4.7GHz)
  • MSI Z87-G45 Gaming (3.5GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Intel DZ87KLT-75K (3.5GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Asus Maximus VI Extreme (3.5GHz/4.7GHz)
  • Asrock Z87 Extreme3 (3.5GHz/4.6GHz)
    • 3729
    • 4413
    • 3692
    • 4320
    • 3690
    • 4288
    • 3661
    • 4367
    • 3621
    • 4387
    • 3555
    • 4464
    • 3476
    • 4315
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  • Stock Speed
  • Overclocked