Intel Z97 Motherboard Roundup with ASUS, Biostar, Gigabyte and MSI


Legit Reviews Test System

Before we look at the numbers, lets take a brief look at the test system that was used. All testing was done using a fresh install of Windows 8 Pro 64-bit and benchmarks were completed on the desktop with no other software programs running. It should be noted that we average all of our test runs. There has been some concern of people testing a cold card versus a hot card, but weve always done out testing hot since the site started back more than a decade ago.



MSI Z97 Gaming 7

Legit Reviews Test System
CPU Intel Core i7 4770K Live Pricing
Motherboard Various (see above) Live Pricing
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133MHz Live Pricing
SSD Operating System Kingston HyperX 120Gb Live Pricing
SSD Sata & USB Performance Testin Corsair Nuetron 240GB Live Pricing
Power Supply Corsair AX860I 860 Watt Live Pricing
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K90 Live Pricing
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M95 Live Pricing
Cooling Corsair H100i AIO Water Cooling Live Pricing
Graphic Card ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU II Live Pricing

GIGABYTE Z97X-OC Force Test System

BIOSTAR Hi-Fi Z97WE Test System Settings

MSI Z97 Gaming 7 Test System Settings