ASUS Z87-Pro Intel Z87 LGA1150 Motherboard Review

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Futuremark 3DMark 2013

3Dmark Fire Strike Benchmark Results – For high performance gaming PCs

Use Fire Strike to test the performance of dedicated gaming PCs, or use the Fire Strike Extreme preset for high-end systems with multiple GPUs. Fire Strike uses a multi-threaded DirectX 11 engine to test DirectX 11 hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike

 Fire Strike Benchmark Results – Intel HD Graphics:

Futuremark 3DMark 2013 Firestrike

Benchmark Results: All of the Intel LGA1150 motherboards run the Intel Core i7-4770K “Haswell” processor with Intel HD Graphics 4600 and the results are fairly close. The ASUS Z87-PRO LGA 1150 scores on par with the other Intel Z87 boards on the GPU test section, but the physics score was 500 points lower. Once we discovered the issue that the XMP Profiles were being configured differently between the boards, we decided to run the ASUS Z87-Pro both ways. Enabling the ‘Sync All Cores’ in the ASUS Z87-Pro UEFI BIOS brought our results right inline with our other Intel ‘Haswell’ Motherboards. Our physics score was 10892 points versus the original 10321 points.

Futuremark 3DMark 2013 Firestrike

Benchmark Results: When it comes to discrete graphics performance we used an ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU II video card and again saw the ASUS Z87-Pro running faster than the GIGABYTE Z87X-UD3H and the ASUS ROG Maximus VI Hero motherboards in the overall and graphics tests, but lower in the Physics test. Once we ran the system with the system to sync all cores everything was spot on with our other boards again.

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