Test System Setup and Overclocking
We've got a bunch of boards in our graphs here today. On the X99 front, we've got the ASUS X99 Deluxe, which we'll be running at both stock and overclocked, alongside the ASRock X99X Killer -the first X99 motherboard we looked at. From there we include a few Z97 boards with ASRock Z97X Killer, ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VII FORMULA, and GIGABYTE Z97X GAMING G1 WIFI-BK Black Edition all using the i7 4790K. Along with all of those, we've also got the ASRock Z87 Killer, which uses the older i7 4770K processor.
As always, before we get into the performance side of things, we want to cover what went on with overclocking. Heading into the BIOS, we found ourselves a bit more relaxed. This is probably due to us having a bit more time in comparison to our original review of the ASRock X99X Killer, where we used the 4.4GHz preset to achieve the overclock.
Today, we wanted to start messing around with the settings a bit more to see just what kind of performance we could get out of our i7 5960X EE via the ASUS X99 Deluxe. Heading into the BIOS, we went to a 44x Multiplier, and proceeded to mess around with the voltages. This was working without an issue, so we moved up to 45x with a 100 BCLK.
Heading into Windows and running MediaEspresso to see how the stability was, we saw everything again was working without an issue. Since that wasn't a problem, we headed back into the BIOS and moved to a 46x Multiplier. While we got into Windows without a problem during our MediaEspresso encode, we got a BSOD, and our system rebooted. We proceeded to mess around with the voltages a little to see if we could get it stable, but it just didn't want to be.
After moving back to the 45x Multiplier, we messed around with the BCLK a little to see if we could get some more performance, but we just couldn't get a MediaEspresso encode to finish. In the end, we finished up with the 45x Multiplier and a 100 BCLK, which resulted in a clock of 4498MHZ, or 4.5GHz as shown in our graphs today.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- Page 2 [Motherboard Details]
- Page 3 [BIOS Images and Information]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and Overclocking]
- Page 5 [CPU & System Benchmarks]
- Page 6 [USB 2.0, USB 3.0 & SSD Benchmarks]
- Page 7 [Memory & Gaming Benchmarks]
- Page 8 [Temperature & Power Testing]
- Page 9 [Pricing, Availability, and Final Thoughts]
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