Performance

I’ve spoken about it in the past, but it is worth mentioning again here. Performance testing of motherboards isn’t as cut and dry as testing on a video card for example. Generally, considering they all use the same chipset, performance numbers rarely vary by much more than a margin of error. That doesn’t stop me from running the UD4H through our test suite though just to make sure their aren’t any glaring issues. As you can see in the results below, the UD4H performed in line with the other Z87 motherboards we have tested in the past. Keep an eye out on the USB/SATA testing and audio testing as those are more likely to use different controllers and show larger variances.

PCMark 7

Overall Score

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming

6107

Asus Z87 Pro

6287

Asus Z87 Plus

6332

MSI Z87 MPower

6465

Asus Z87 Gryphon

6304

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H

6292

3DMark

Fire Strike

Fire Strike Extreme

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming

4340

1955

Asus Z87 Pro

4353

2086

Asus Z87 Plus

4346

2018

MSI Z87 MPower

4344

1961

Asus Z87 Gryphon

4345

2071

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H

4345

2002

Worldbench (low score is better)

Photoshop

Office

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming

222

302

Asus Z87 Pro

222

291

Asus Z87 Plus

210

290

MSI Z87 MPower

206

289

Asus Z87 Gryphon

213

293

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H

217

298

wPrime (low score is better)

32M

1024M

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming

10.658

325.787

Asus Z87 Pro

10.437

325.981

Asus Z87 Plus

10.584

328.48

MSI Z87 MPower

10.657

331.992

Asus Z87 Gryphon

10.562

324.228

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H

10.658

325.947

Passmark

CPU Mark

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming

10295

Asus Z87 Pro

10437

Asus Z87 Plus

10425

MSI Z87 MPower

10297

Asus Z87 Gryphon

10470

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H

10354

X264

Pass 1

Pass 2

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming

166.9525

43.83

Asus Z87 Pro

168.2825

45.9675

Asus Z87 Plus

171.8175

45.8775

MSI Z87 MPower

170.1025

45.9075

Asus Z87 Gryphon

169.2225

45.7725

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H

168.3642

45.6975

Cinebench

CPU Score

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming

7.73

Asus Z87 Pro

8.02

Asus Z87 Plus

7.94

MSI Z87 MPower

8.1

Asus Z87 Gryphon

8.18

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H

8.04

Unreal Heaven Benchmark 4.0

Average FPS

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming

35.5

Asus Z87 Pro

34.7

Asus Z87 Plus

34.7

MSI Z87 MPower

34.5

Asus Z87 Gryphon

34.7

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H

34.9

Bioshock Infinite

Average FPS

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming

50.08

Asus Z87 Pro

48.76

Asus Z87 Plus

48.76

MSI Z87 MPower

48.94

Asus Z87 Gryphon

47.56

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H

48.91

Tomb Raider

Average FPS

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming

30.7

Asus Z87 Pro

30.6

Asus Z87 Plus

30.6

MSI Z87 MPower

30.5

Asus Z87 Gryphon

30.3

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H

30.3

Hitman Absolution

Average FPS

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming

29.4

Asus Z87 Pro

30

Asus Z87 Plus

30

MSI Z87 MPower

30

Asus Z87 Gryphon

30

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H

29.7

Sleeping Dogs

Average FPS

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming

31.8

Asus Z87 Pro

31.5

Asus Z87 Plus

31.2

MSI Z87 MPower

31.4

Asus Z87 Gryphon

31.5

Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H

31.5

 

 

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #33819 29 Jan 2014 21:18
I hope everyone is having a good week. Today I take a look at a Z87 motherboard from Gigabyte. Check it out, let us know what you think!
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Dreyvas replied the topic: #33873 03 Feb 2014 04:01
Strongly considering this for my next motherboard, thanks for the review.

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