We measured processing performance using PCMark05 Professional program. PCMark05 Professional measures the system performance by running several tests. The System batch, which was the one we used, performs the following tests: HDD XP Startup, Physics and 3D, 2D Transparent Window, 3D Pixel Shader, Web Page Rendering, File Decryption, 2D Graphics Memory – 64 lines, HDD General Usage and three multithreading tests. The results are given in a PCMark05 specific unit.
Comparing all motherboards with their memories running at 800 MHz, Gigabyte GA-P35C-DS3R achieved the same overall performance level of all other motherboards we included in our comparison.
When we set our memories to run at 1,066 MHz we saw no significant performance improvement on this test.
Comparing all motherboards with their memories running at 1,066 MHz, ECS PN2 SLI2+ (nForce 680i) was 4.23% faster, MSI P35 Platinum was 3.58% faster, ASUS P5B (Intel P965) was 3.11% faster and ASUS P5B Premium Vista Edition (Intel P965) was 3.08% faster than the reviewed motherboard, which achieved the same performance level of Abit IP35 PRO.