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 -|
MSI Z77A-GD65 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 3.7GHz.
The MSI OC Genie is probably the easiest way I have come across to overclock your processor. This time around it bumped the CPU multiplier to x42 and our Intel Core i7 3770K was now running at 4.2GHz, a 500MHz boost of the stock settings.
Once again we were easily able to bring our Intel Core i7 3770K to 4.8GHz.
Above you can see the BIOS settings that we used on the MSI Z77A-GD65 to hit 4.8GHz on the Intel Core i7 3770k.
We did have to increase our Voltage in the BIOS to 1.4 Volts, which is a little bit higher than we have had to do on our other Intel Z77 motherboards.
Next Page - Wrapping it all up
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