For the first part of the testing a Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3-B3 (memory (DDR3 1600) and HDD (SATA III 500GB) were the same on both test setups) is used to get a feel for this board and to find any noticeable deficiencies.
PC Mark 7: scores were so close to even that a statistician call it a tie with only a 19 pt difference in the scores (2955 to 2974).
Passmark: the rating was not as close in many of the tests therefore it had to be broken down to look at the details.
After examining the HDD the suite it was decided to take it to the next level with a different set of tools.
After quite a few tests to find any deficiencies in the Sapphire board (left) the conclusion was reached that there are none. Yes there were a few lower scores but these were due to the memory limitation of 667 MHz (1333DDR) where as the Gigabyte board was running at 800 MHz (1600DDR); the default memory speed.