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GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Force (Intel Z87) Motherboard Review (Page 11)

By Shawn Baker | Jan 16, 2014 04:28 pm CST
Rating: 97%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Power Consumption

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Power numbers on the board sit higher in both the load and idle area in comparison to the other boards here. The large amount of features offered by the board means that we're not at all surprised by it. What's interesting though, is that when it comes to overclock, the numbers barely move. Idle actually sits slightly lower due to a bit of fluctuation, and load is just under 30 watts higher.

Core Temperature

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Temperatures numbers are really good. Idle at both stock and overclocked see us sitting 4 - 5c lower than the next closest board. Due to the lower voltage, when overclocking as well, we can see that the load numbers look great at just 82c. Sure it's warm, but it beats the 99c we see out of a lot of other boards. The cooling setup from GIGABYTE clearly does the job.

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