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ASRock Z97X Fatal1ty Killer (Intel Z97) Motherboard Review (Page 8)

By Shawn Baker from Jun 23, 2014 @ 9:00 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: ASRock

Power Consumption Test


Looking at power draw, you can see the idle number are really strong at idle when our system is both running at stock and overclocked. At load, though, we can see the numbers are quite high. While they don't really change between stock and overclocked, they are ahead of all of our other setups here. This, of course, could be due to the i7-4790K. We'll know more about the processor as we test more and more motherboards in the coming weeks.

Core Temperature Test


Looking at the core temperature, we can again see that the numbers are impressive at idle on the ASRock Z97X Killer. At load, though, you can see we're running a bit warmer than our other boards using the older i7-4770K. Just like we mentioned above, though, the added temperature could be due to the CPU; we'll know more about this in the coming weeks as we have more results using our new processor.

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