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Showing posts with label desktop motherboard. Show all posts

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-OC Motherboard Review (w/ Intel i7 4770k)

Gigabyte Motherboard GA-Z87X-OC Review (w/ Intel i7 4770k)

  • Supports 4th Generation Intel® Core™ processors
  • GIGABYTE Ultra Durable™ 5 Plus Technology
  • All IR Digital Power design
  • Exclusive GIGABYTE OC Features
  • GIGABYTE Memory safe/Setting Lock/Direct to BIOS
  • Unique OC Ignition Feature
  • Unique OC Brace Feature
  • Gold plated DDR/PCIe Slots and power connectors
  • Premium 4-way CrossFire™ support
  • Durable black solid capacitors
  • GIGABYTE On/Off Charge™ 2 for USB devices
  • Intel® LAN with high ESD Protection
  • New Heatsink design with 8 onboard fan connectors
  • 10 USB 3.0 ports

The default settings for the Core i7 4770k are shown above – the multiplier is set at 35 (x100), giving the final speed of 3,500mhz. The turbo function allows for boosts to 3,900mhz, the same as the ASUS Z78 Sabretooth which we also reviewed for launch today.
We configured the Corsair H100i cooler fans and pump to ‘performance’. There is very little if any difference using ‘maximum fan settings’ as the cooler was reaching its limits under load.

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