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ASRock Z77E-ITX Mini-ITX (Intel Z77) Motherboard Review - Temperature and Power

We find out if good things can come in small packages with the new ITX based Z77 motherboard from ASRock.

| Socket LGA 1155 in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 18, 2012 3:16 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%      Manufacturer: ASRock

Power Consumption

 

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Even though the board is extremely small we can see that power draw lines up with our other Z77 boards for the most part at stock. It draws slightly less, but nothing that really stands out. Overclocked we see that the idle jumps only slightly which is good and load jumps a decent amount as you'd expect.

 

 

Core Temperature

 

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At stock the temperature numbers line up just as you'd hope while overclocked we see that idle continues to look good. Load on the other hand we can see isn't as attractive looking with 104c being reached.

 

Our system was 100% stable throughout all our tests, but with these kinds of numbers, we'd probably opt to drop back the voltage slightly and reduce the overall overclock to bring it into the low 90s or even 80s.

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