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GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 Intel Z77 Motherboard Review
|Date:||Fri, Feb 15, 2013 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Dan Stoltz -|
GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 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. The Intel Core i7 3770K has a turbo multiplier of x39 which will cause the system to run at 3900MHz (100MHz x 39) with a lightly threaded application.
I always like to see just how far we can push our Intel Core i7 3770K processor without tweaking anything other than the multiplier. The GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 did a great job on auto settings, we were able to bring our Intel Core i7 3770K up to 4.8GHz. 4.8GHz is the highest we have been able to take the 3770K without using sub-ambient temperatures!
Sadly, we weren't able to go any higher than 4.8GHz with any amount of system stability. Though getting into Windows was a piece of cake, our processor just doesn't seem to like anything over 4.8GHz.
Next Page - Final Thoughts and Conclusion
Page 1 - GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 - The New Flagship
Page 2 - GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 Retail Packaging
Page 3 - GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 Motherboard Layout
Page 4 - Legit Reviews Test System
Page 5 - SiSoftware Sandra 2013 SP1a
Page 6 - Futuremark 3DMark 11
Page 7 - 3DMark
Page 8 - Battlefield 3
Page 9 - Intel Z77 SATA III 6Gbps Performance Testing
Page 10 - Intel Z77 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Performance Testing
Page 11 - Rightmark Audio Analyzer Performance
Page 12 - Power Consumption
Page 13 - GIGABYTE Z77X-UP7 Overclocking
Page 14 - Final Thoughts and Conclusion