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ASRock Z97X Fatal1ty Killer (Intel Z97) Motherboard Review - CPU & System Benchmarks

ASRock Z97X Fatal1ty Killer (Intel Z97) Motherboard Review
We move on to another Z97 motherboard, this time from ASRock under the Fatal1ty series. Let's see how this "killer" gaming focused motherboard performs. (NASDAQ:INTC)
| Socket LGA 1150 in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 23, 2014 2:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: ASRock

CPU Test - HyperPi 0.99

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 0.99

 

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CPU Test - AIDA64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.00.1035BETA

 

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Hyper Pi and AIDA64 performance is strong out of the gate. We can see that our new i7-4790K manages to give a nice little boost in both benchmarks when compared to the previous-generation i7-4770K, which is sitting on our other boards. Overclocking, as you would expect, gives a nice boost in performance.

 

 

System Test - PCMark 8

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.04

 

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System Test - MediaEspresso

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 6.5

 

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While the new i7-4790K doesn't see too much of a performance increase under PCMark 8, you can see that it manages to shave a decent chunk of time off of our encode under MediaEspresso. Overclocking again gives us a nice little performance boost in both benchmarks.

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