Compared to the older P67 chipset there's not a lot to distinguish Gigabyte's Z68X-UD3H-B3 in terms of raw performance. It's the extra features such as Lucid's Virtu and Intel's Smart Response Technology that make it the more futureproof platform.

Video encoding


Cyberlink MediaEspresso (1080p clip with QuickSync) - Time: quicker is better


Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3: 18secs
ASUS P8P67Pro: 90secs


X264 V3 (no QuickSync) - Frames per second: higher is better


Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3: 32.5fps
ASUS P8P67Pro: 36.0fps

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Overall platform performance


PCMark Vantage - Index score: higher is better


Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3: 10967
ASUS P8P67Pro: 11362

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1080p gaming performance


Just Cause 2 (high) - Frames per second: higher is better


Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3: 54.87FPS
ASUS P8P67Pro: 54.92FPS