ASUS P7H57D-V EVO H57 LGA 1156 Motherboard Review

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Overclocking & Power Consumption

ASUS P7H57D-V EVO Stock

In the screenshot above you can see the stock speed of our Intel Core i5 661 processor. With Turbo Boost enabled it ramps all the way up to 3.6GHz when only a single core is active.

ASUS P7H57D-V EVO Overclock

With the Cooler Master V10 heatsink installed we ramped up the CPU voltage and let her rip. At 1.3v were we able to get reach 4.45GHz, a 1.1GHz overclock!

ASUS P7H57D-EVO Profile

With the new TurboV EVO software we have access to overclocking the integrated GPU on Clarkdale. Using the default voltage of 1.2875 we were able to get the GPU clock up to 1066MHz, up from the I5-661 GPU’s speed of 900MHz. We would guess that all of the other Clarkdale CPU’s with the GPU clocked at 533MHz should be able to reach 900MHz or higher with nothing more than the GPU boost utility!

Power Consumption

ASUS P7H57D-V EVO Overclock

The full size ATX ASUS P7H57D-V EVO consumed slightly more power at both Idle and Load than the mATX Intel DH55TC motherboard. This isn’t too surprising as it has many added features like Intel RAID, USB 3.0 and SATA 6G that require additional power to operate. The extra consumption is still within reason so it’s hard to fault this for what those extra features bring to the table.

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