CPU Performance ResultsWe spent a week with the ASUS P8Z77-V before beginning our performance testing, running various configurations and CPUs, and checking hardware compatibility. We verified our power consumption numbers using various different power supplies, and played a few hours of games with some members of the TPU community to get an overall feel for the board and to verify stability. Once completed, we tore down the system, mounted our Noctua cooler and put the board through the paces.
SuperPI serves as our memory-focused benchmark, being highly single-threaded. The ASUS P8Z77-V ended up right near the top, almost within a second of the ASUS MAximus V Gene which used a modified Turbo profile.
wPrime is much more CPU-focused, but memory plays its role as well. In this test, the numbers were much the same with the ASUS P8Z77-V taking second place just behind the ASUS Maximus V Gene.
Part of our motherboard benchmarking suite is the built-in benchmark that is part of the WinRAR software suite. In this test, the ASUS P8Z77-V was quite high again taking 4th spot even when considering the Intel X79 Express-based products.
We employed AIDA64's memory bench to highlight memory bandwidth. We isolate the write performance metric as it serves as a good indicator of overall memory performance. Again the ASUS P8Z77-V scored high, sitting just 20 MB/s slower than the Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H.
Handbrake is used for encoding testing, and provided results much similar to the previous benchmarks, with the ASUS P8Z77-V sitting a bit behind the ASUS Maximus V Gene yet again.
In Cinebench, the ASUS P8Z77-V was a bit slower than the other tested Intel Z77 Express products on the GPU side, but the CPU portion again showed the ASUS P8Z77-V nearly as fast as the top Intel Z77 Express performer so far, The ASUS Maximus V Gene.