Before we get into the overclocking side of things we will cover the boards that will be in our graphs here today. Along with the ECS A85F2-A Golden which will be running at stock and overclocked, we've got a couple of other motherboards on offer.
Staying with the FM2 platform we've got the recently looked at ASRock FM2A85X Extreme 6 and GIGABYTE F2A85X-UP4. Along with those two boards we've got the Z77 based ASRock Z77 OC Formula and the X79 based ASRock X79 Extreme 4.
Before we get into the performance side of things we need to quickly cover the overclocking side. We headed into the BIOS and straight into the M.I.B X section. We decided to leave the voltages alone in this case as we noticed under CPU-Z that the board was running our CPU at 1.48v. We didn't really want to go much higher than that so we decided to leave the voltages as they were, and mess around with the multiplier.
Our A10-5800K CPU maxes out at around the 4.5GHz mark no matter what we do. Still with that in mind we headed into the BIOS and jumped to a 47x multiplier. We got into Windows at 4.7GHz with no issue. We started running Media Espresso, but unfortunately after a few minutes, it crashed.
From that point we then moved to a 46x multiplier. The results here were extremely interesting as we went from being able to get into Windows 100MHz higher to our system not even booting. We reset the BIOS and tried again and while we got into Windows, we got a BSOD in no time at all. Funnily enough, the system was more stable at 4.7GHz than it was at 4.6GHz. Ultimately, though, the system wasn't stable enough at either speed.
We headed back into the BIOS to move to a 45x multiplier which seems to be the most our APU wants to do. With everything set in our BIOS we headed back into Windows and started testing under MediaEspresso. In no real surprise everything was running as we'd hope with the system now 100% stable. While we've seen some truly awesome numbers come out of the APU based camp for overclocking, they've all been driven by LN2 based cooling. When it comes to overclocking on just standard kind of cooling, the overclocking numbers are pretty consistent with the three boards we've tested all maxing out at 4.5GHz 100% stable.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon, a very slick mobo for Ryzen
- AMD Ryzen 5 1600X costs $260, offers Intel perf. at $617
- Early Nintendo Switch consoles were actually stolen
- Why Nier: Automata isn't coming to Xbox One
- Grand Theft Auto movie or TV show could happen
- Asus PRIME B250-PLUS Integated Graphics issue
- Looking for help overclocking a GA-EP43-UD3L
- I5 6600k OC settings.. aorus z270
- ASUS K55VM (LAPTOP A55VM) can't control fan speed for myself
- First ever CPU overclock - is this ok?
- ASUS announces VivoMini VC66R and VC66
- BIOSTAR RACING Series motherboard lineup for AMD RYZEN announced
- Team Group officially announces the T-FORCE DARK series memory module with ASUS ROG Certified
- MSI announces Aero ITX series graphics cards
- ASUS Republic of Gamers announces Strix Impact