Legit Motherboard Reviews
ASUS, BIOSTAR, GIGABYTE, and MSI Intel Z77 Motherboard Round Up
|Product:||Intel Z77 Motherboards|
|Date:||Mon, Apr 23, 2012 - 11:30 AM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H Overclocking
Overclocking greatly varies due to what hardware is being used and who is doing the overclocking. Always remember that no two pieces of hardware will perform the same, so our results will differ from what you might be able to get.
The Intel Core i7 3770K utilizes a Bclk of 100MHz; under full load the Intel Core i7 3770K uses a multiplier of x35 to achieve the final clock speed of 3.5GHz. Since we are using a K series processor which has an unlocked multiplier we will be able to increase the default x35 multiplier to achieve our overclock today. We can see in the above CPUz 1.60 screen shot that with the Turbo mode engaged we are cruising along at 3.9GHz.
The GIGABYTE Easy Tune 6 software has a couple of available presets for overclocking your processor. We skipped over the first one and went straight to the Level 2 preset. Once we clicked on it we were prompted to reboot the system. Once that completed our Intel Core i7 3770K was cooking along at 4443.18MHz thanks to a CPU multiplier of 43 and a Bclk of 103.33MHz.
When we tried the level 3 preset with our Intel Core i7 2600K, the system crashed. Hoping for a different story with the new Intel 'Ivy Bridge' processor we gave it a go. Once we rebooted the system we were screaming along at 4693.94MHz with a CPU Multiplier of x45 and a Bclk of 104.31MHz.
Since we were able to hit nearly 4.7GHz with the GIGABYTE EasyTune6 software presets so easy, we were really hoping we would be able to break past 4.8GHz on the GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H. Unfortunately that wasn't the case. Between the processor high temperatures, and the high CPU vCore, we weren't able to go any higher.
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Page 1 - Intel Z77 Motherboard Roundup
Page 2 - ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe
Page 3 - GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H WiFi
Page 4 - BIOSTAR TZ77XE4
Page 5 - MSI Z77A-GD65
Page 6 - Four Motherboards, Four Different UEFI BIOS
Page 7 - The Legit Reviews Test System
Page 8 - SiSoftware Sandra 2012 Sp3 Memory Bandwidth
Page 9 - Futuremark 3DMark 11 DirectX 11 Gaming Benchmark
Page 10 - Battlefield 3
Page 11 - Mass Effect 3
Page 12 - Intel Z77 SATA III 6Gbps Performance Testing
Page 13 - Intel Z77 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance Testing
Page 14 - Rightmark Audio Analyzer Performance
Page 15 - Power Consumption
Page 16 - ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe Overclocking
Page 17 - GIGABYTE Z77X-UD5H Overclocking
Page 18 - BIOSTAR TZ77XE4 Overclocking
Page 19 - MSI Z77A-GD65 Overclocking
Page 20 - Wrapping it all up