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GIGABYTE Z87X-UD5TH (Intel Z87) Motherboard Review (Page 11)

Shawn Baker | Jan 28, 2014 at 06:04 pm CST - 0 mins, 50 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 92%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Power Consumption

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Power draw at idle sits between the middle of the pack. We're higher than the MSI offering, but still sit below the ASRock and GIGABYTE Z87 boards.

As for load power though, you can see we're sitting at the back here, which is where you want to be. As for overclocking, we see both idle and load jump up, but 338 watts under load at 4.9GHz isn't a number that we'd be worried about.

Core Temperature

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At stock, you can see our temperature numbers are pretty standard among the Z87 offerings. With that said though, you can see we're much cooler than the ASRock Z87 OC Formula, which does run quite warm out of the box.

Overclocking sees the idle temperature remain the same, but the load temperature jumps by a decent margin. Thanks to the lower 1.31v core though, the 83c load number is pretty impressive, and much nicer than the 90c+ numbers that we often see.

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