Audio testing for us in the past has been about real world performance. Of course that’s just another way of saying subjective. From now on our motherboard audio testing will be using RightMark Audio Analyzer to test the onboard sound card’s performance. Of course being the first time we have used this we don’t have anything else to compare it too. Going back to our subjective testing I found the audio performance of the Pure Platinum to be up to pair with past motherboard we have tested short of the Gigabyte Assassin with its built in Creative sound card. Expect to see the Pure Platinum’s audio performance using the Rightmark Audio Analyzer to be in future reviews if you would like to see a less subjective comparison.