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ASRock Z87 OC FORMULA (Intel Z87) Motherboard Review - SSD Benchmarks

ASRock Z87 OC FORMULA (Intel Z87) Motherboard Review

The second we saw it, the Z87 OC FORMULA sparked our interest. Today we get down and dirty with this new Z87 overclocking board and see just how it performs.

| Socket LGA 1150 in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 14, 2013 5:07 pm
TweakTown Rating: 96%      Manufacturer: ASRock

AIDA64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.70.1400

Developer Homepage: http://www.aida64.com

Product Homepage: http://www.AIDA64.com

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Replacing Everest in our labs is AIDA64. This new testing suite is from the core development team from Lavalys and continues that tradition. The guys have thrown in better support for multithreaded CPUs as well as full 64 bit support. We use this to test memory and HDDs for now, but may find ourselves opening this up to other areas of the motherboard.

 

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HD Tune Pro

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 4.61

Developer Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

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HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

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Looking at SSD performance we can see that the ASRock board is slightly ahead across the board when compared to the ASUS option, but it is behind the older Z77 options.

 

HD Tune Pro results don't show the SSD performance in the same light unfortunately. Across the board you can see the numbers are down. We did reboot a few times and also let the system stay idle for 20 minutes before testing. The results were consistent, though, with just a slightly bit of fluctuation being seen.

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