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ASUS Z87-Expert (Intel Z87) Motherboard Review - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and Overclocking

ASUS Z87-Expert (Intel Z87) Motherboard Review
The first Haswell Intel Z87 retail motherboard we look at comes from ASUS in the form of the Z87-Expert. (TPE:2357)
| Socket LGA 1150 in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 10, 2013 3:22 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: ASUS

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We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: Intel, ASUS, MSI, Western Digital, MemoRight and Corsair.

 

Before we look at the overclocking side of things we just need to check out what products you'll be seeing in our graphs today. Of course being the first Z87 board we've tested, we won't be able to compare it against anything else that is using the same chipset today.

 

We have a number of boards in our graphs here today, though, utilizing both the i7 3770K and the Z77 chipset along with the i7 3960X EE and the X79 chipset. Those include the ASRock Z77 OC Formula, GIGABYTE Z77X-UD4H, ASUS P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt, MSI Z77A-GD95 Gaming and GIGABYTE X79S-UP5-Wi-Fi.

 

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Looking above you can see we ended up at 4559.87MHz via a 100 BCLK and a 46x multiplier which will be shown as 4.6GHz in our graphs today. We're hoping to get a better processor soon and with some more time be hitting closer to the 4.9 - 5.0GHz mark that we're seeing from other CPUs.

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