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ASRock Z87 OC FORMULA (Intel Z87) Motherboard Review (Page 5)

By Shawn Baker from Jun 14, 2013 @ 12:07 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: ASRock

HyperPi 0.99

Version and / or Patch Used: 0.99

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HyperPi is a front end for SuperPi that allows for multiple concurrent instances of SuperPi to be run on each core recognized by the system. It is very dependent on CPU to memory to HDD speed. The faster these components, the faster it is able to figure out the number Pi to the selected length.

For our testing we use the 32M run. This means that each of the four physical and four logical cores for the i7 and the four physical cores of the i5 is trying to calculate the number Pi out to 32 million decimal places. Each "run" is a comparative to ensure accuracy and any stability or performance issues in the loop mentioned above will cause errors in calculation.

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AIDA64

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.00.1035BETA

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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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Starting off with Hyper PI you can see that out of the box performance is a little slower than the ASUS Z87-Expert. We're lagging behind by about 30 seconds. With few boards tested so far, it's hard to know just how this compares on a broad scale.

AIDA64 numbers are really interesting. We just got updated with a new version of the software and the numbers in the CPU testing have really skyrocketed against the other numbers here. We don't want to put too much emphasis on the results of this particular test here. We'll know more as we test more boards.

Nonetheless, you can see when we overclock, though, improvements are seen in all areas. We'll be keeping a close eye on this in the coming weeks.

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