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ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1 (Intel Z97) Motherboard Review - Memory & Gaming Benchmarks

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z97 MARK 1 (Intel Z97) Motherboard Review

Intel's latest chipset is the Z97, and today we check out our first Z97 motherboard coming from ASUS in the form of the SABERTOOTH MARK 1. Let's go! (TPE:2357)

| Socket LGA 1150 in Motherboards | Posted: May 15, 2014 5:48 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: ASUS

Memory Test - AIDA64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: v4.30.2900

 

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Memory performance under AIDA64 sees the ASUS offering performing a little lower than what we see on the Z87 ASRock board. With no real change to the memory speed when overclocking, you also see no difference across the board.

 

 

Gaming Test - 3DMark 8

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.1

 

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Gaming Test - Sleeping Dogs

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Latest Steam Update

 

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When it comes to 3DMark 8 performance, you can see there's not too much change across the board.

 

As for Sleeping Dogs, while there's not much difference between the platforms, you can see overclocking gives a slight performance increase at all resolutions as we move up in speed. It's not a lot, but it is a consistently small bump across the board.

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