Hardware.info Pro OC Reviews Four Intel Z97 OC Motherboards with LN2

Last week the Hardware.info Pro OC team published an article on Z97 motherboards tested for extreme overclocking. In the round-up, Rsnubje and Nedernakker (both Dutch), took four Z97 overclocking motherboards for a liquid nitrogen spin and compared the overclocking capabilites. The boards put through their paces are: GIGABYTE's Z97X-SOC Force, ASRock's Z97 OC Formula, MSI's Z97 XPower AC, and finally ASUS' Maximus VII Gene motherboard.

Based on the Final Thoughts section it appears that both GIGABYTE and MSI motherboards performed well, with the GIGABYTE edging out in clocks and performance. Although the ASRock board achieved the best results in the end, the article notes that the board responds quirky and the lack of software for Windows XP is a definite negative on the list. Due to time constraints the Maximus VII Gene couldn't be put through its paces and thus the findings are limited.

For more information, check out the full review over at Hardware.info!


Belgium Massman says:

Cool (no pun intended) to see the coldbug/bootbug data!

Germany BenchBros says:

All 32M runs were tested with 6100MHz and the results are:
SuperPi 32M - Score 5m20s031 5m16s734 5m29s532

13s difference... really?

Netherlands rsnubje says:

Only the basic tweaks were done because of the short time we had. I'm pretty sure when you try hard enough, the boards get closer to eachother.

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