Six Sub-£160 Z77 Motherboards, Benchmarked And Reviewed

Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding

ASRock ties Gigabyte for first place in Lame, while Asus takes a small hit in Apple iTunes. Both of these programs are bound by single-threaded performance, so differences on non-overclocked motherboards are usually caused by minor deviations in energy-savings controls.

Intel Quick Sync is one of Sandy/Ivy Bridge's biggest benefits, and it gets even better with the Core i7-3770K's HD Graphics 4000 engine. An experiment with ArcSoft’s latest MediaConverter update even shaved around 20 seconds from the above scores, though extreme inconsistencies forced us to reject the update.

MainConcept gives us the results we really expected, identical performance for every product.

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  • miguels
    I'm a bit new to this, but how can we start the pc if the motherboard doesn't have the power button?
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  • digdog
    on the bottom of the motherboard there's a set of headers (small pins) that connect to the various buttons on your pc case, one of which is the power-on button.
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  • mi1ez
    DigDogon the bottom of the motherboard there's a set of headers (small pins) that connect to the various buttons on your pc case, one of which is the power-on button.

    just short the 2 power button pins with a screwdriver.
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  • miguels
    Quote:
    DigDog :
    on the bottom of the motherboard there's a set of headers (small pins) that connect to the various buttons on your pc case, one of which is the power-on button.


    just short the 2 power button pins with a screwdriver.


    Yeah, I know, but it says in the article that the Asus P8Z77-V Pro doesn't have a power button
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  • Anonymous
    usb3/sata3/wifi/bluetooth still very limited ...these r not cheap boards.......why????
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  • TheCereaKillerPT
    miguelsYeah, I know, but it says in the article that the Asus P8Z77-V Pro doesn't have a power button


    Yes , but there a set of headers were u can connect the cables that connet to the front / top of your case so that u can just click and that it . The ones that have a power button it's if u want to change parts like gpu and u don't want to put it in a case. Hope it helped :)
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