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The PCmark2005 CPU file encryption and decryption tests generally favor configurations that offer the most memory bandwidth. This being the case, the Gigabyte G1975X using the Pentium D 950 processor was actually faster than both the ASUS P5W DH Deluxe and Gigabyte 965P-DQ6 motherboards. However, the overclocked ASUS P5W DH Deluxe configuration was 37% faster, going from 74MB/s to 102MB/s. Moving into the 3D testing with 3Dmark2001 we see some surprising results here. The 965P-DQ6 is actually faster than the P5W DH Deluxe at both resolutions. Once again overclocking gave the P5W DH Deluxe a definitive edge over the competition as it became 18% faster at 1600x1200.