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Synthetic Performance

As we expect to see throughout this review, the G1.Sniper2's performance was on par with the Asrock's Z68 board, albeit marginally faster in the Maya benchmark. Likewise, you can bet the Z68 boards and their Sandy Bridge chips will maintain a lead on other Intel and AMD platforms.

We recorded the total scores from PCmark7's lightweight and productivity tests and the G1.Sniper2 landed only a notch ahead of the Extreme4, while the X58, 890FX and A75-based boards occupied the bottom of the chart.

There was virtually no performance difference separating the G1.Sniper2 and Extreme4 in CINEBENCH R11.5, while the 890FX-packing Crosshair IV Extreme jumped ahead of the original G1.Sniper.