Encoding Performance

The Asrock Z68 Extreme4 provided the same level of performance as its P67 counterpart in handbrake, with both platforms achieving 86fps.

Interestingly, we witnessed the first true deviation between the two chipsets in x264 HD Benchmark 3.0, with the Z68 being 3fps slower.

Things returned to normal when testing with TMPGEnc 4.0 XPress, where Intel's Sandy Bridge platforms completed the test in just over six seconds.