TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
5,916 Reviews & Articles | 38,116 News Posts

ASRock Z87E-ITX (Intel Z87) Mini-ITX Motherboard Review - Temperature and Power

ASRock Z87E-ITX (Intel Z87) Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

We check out our first Mini-ITX motherboard for the new Z87 Haswell platform from ASRock and find out what kind of performance this tiny board offers.

| Socket LGA 1150 in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 19, 2013 2:07 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: ASRock

Power Consumption

 

TweakTown image content/5/5/5559_42_asrock_z87e_itx_intel_z87_mini_itx_motherboard_review.png

 

It comes as no surprise that power draw at idle is a little lower than the other options. The simple fact is that we've just got less on this board compared to larger ATX ones.

 

Load comes in almost 20w higher than the ASUS option, but almost 20w lower than the OC Formula. Overclocking bumps the idle and load up slightly, but not by a significant amount.

 

 

Core Temperature

 

TweakTown image content/5/5/5559_43_asrock_z87e_itx_intel_z87_mini_itx_motherboard_review.png

 

Idle temperature at both overclocked and stock is pretty good, load numbers at stock also line up with the Z87 OC FORMULA, which comes in a little lower than the Z87 Expert.

 

When overclocked, that load number skyrockets to an even 100c.

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Motherboards content at our Motherboards reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Post a Comment about this content

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts

TweakTown Web Poll

Question: Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR will...

Improve Oculus Rift Development

Hamper Oculus Rift Development

Completely destroy Oculus Rift Development

Let's wait and see, I'm not sure

or View the Results

View More Polls

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases