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Test System Specs & Memory Performance

Core i7 Test System Specs
- Intel Core i7 2600K
- x4 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 8-8-8-20)
- Asrock Z68 Extreme4
- Asrock P67 Extreme6
- OCZ ZX Series 1250w
- Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB (SATA 3Gb/s)
- Kingston SSDNow V+ 180 64GB (SATA 3Gb/s)
- GeForce GTX 580 (1536MB)
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
- Nvidia Forceware 270.61

AMD Phenom II X6 Test System Specs
- AMD Phenom II X6 1100T (3.30GHz)
- x4 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 8-8-8-20)
- Asus Crosshair IV (AMD 890FX)
- GeForce GTX 580 (1536MB)
- OCZ ZX Series 1250w
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
Software
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
- Nvidia Forceware 270.61

Core i5 Test System Specs
- Intel Core i5 750 (2.66GHz)
- x4 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 8-8-8-20)
- Asus P7P55D-E Premium (Intel P55)
- GeForce GTX 580 (1536MB)
- OCZ ZX Series 1250w
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
Software
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
- Nvidia Forceware 270.61

The Asrock Z68 Extreme4's memory bandwidth performance matches the P67 motherboard, but this was expected considering the memory controller is located on the processor and not the chipset.