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Gigabyte and Biostar Also Announce Overclocking on H87 and B85 Motherboards

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July 12, 2013 12:40:00 PM

The Z87 chipset is becoming less and less relevant at the lower budget spectrum.
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July 12, 2013 3:18:10 PM

Really this could be a game changer at the lower end budget spectrum!
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a c 84 V Motherboard
July 12, 2013 4:45:08 PM

Intel putting the foot down in 3... 2... 1...
July 12, 2013 6:32:47 PM

If I have the money to buy K CPU(assuming Intel only release i5/i7 K only), I would be able to afford Z87. Unless someone can some how allow all other lock CPU to run on 125Mhz BCLK, there is no WOW factor.
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July 12, 2013 10:11:18 PM

you have to remember guys that the vrms on budget motherboards arent well equiped to handle decent overclocks. It would be aimed at users who want a slight overclock.
July 13, 2013 4:10:09 AM

I dont think so guys its just marketing i mean i look at cheapest b85 and some have vrm cooling and 4 power phases then i look at entry z87 cause lets be honest i cant afford 200$ z87 i will never pay as much for a board as a cpu/gpu thats just lame marketing which drove prices for high end boards so high,you can overclock with less too ~120$ boards will do.So the entry z87's have vrm cooling and same 4 power phase design the only difference being z87 southbridge vs b85/h87 southbridge and the southbridge never matters for overcloking it only matters for more bios Oc features of the chip,but for most budget of us a moderate oc is enough,like 4670k 4.3-4.4 thats more than enough,anything higher and i would first need 100$+ closed loop watercooling then more powerphases and stuff.
So why isnt anyone testing these unlocked b85/h87 yet?i asked on other forum too they seem scared of blowing motherboards LoL on that one,if a b85/h87 board can handle 4670/4770k turbo 3.8 they surely can a moderate OC they wont blow up rofl...been using cheapo amd boards and pushed my phenom to 4ghz even if the chip is bad lottery with 3 or 4 power phases and no vrm cooling nothing blew up so far.
I dont have good psu/cooling why wouldi buy z87 overpriced board i wont get more than 4.4-4.5 anyway.. so i really hope you guys gonna test some of these boards i really wanna buy a 70$ b85 with a 4670k by end of this month.
a b K Overclocking
a c 84 V Motherboard
July 13, 2013 5:41:50 AM

dudewitbow said:
you have to remember guys that the vrms on budget motherboards arent well equiped to handle decent overclocks. It would be aimed at users who want a slight overclock.

True, but Asrock address that concern with their 8-phase H87 motherboard; the Asrock Fatal1ty H87 Performance costs less than the Asrock Z87 Extreme3, which is the cheapest of their Z87 boards with 8 power phases.
a c 125 K Overclocking
a c 164 V Motherboard
July 13, 2013 8:30:02 AM

Just another excuse for Biostar to cheap out even more on their motherboards...

The problem is people are gonna buy these chipsets and then blow up the caps in a matter of days. The days of cheap as hell celeron OCing on cheap as hell mobos are over.

We are working with much smaller units of power than the older systems, margin for error is now a lot smaller.
August 11, 2013 10:07:57 AM

is it a good cpu for an i3 intel cpu or is it more for the advanced cpus?
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a c 164 V Motherboard
August 11, 2013 11:05:01 AM

james latimer said:
is it a good cpu for an i3 intel cpu or is it more for the advanced cpus?


Only K-edition I5 and I7 can do this. NOT I3s.

Its being fixed by Intel anyway.

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August 11, 2013 11:59:58 AM

Novuake said:
Its being fixed by Intel anyway.

I figured they'd put the foot down pretty quickly.
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a c 164 V Motherboard
August 11, 2013 1:07:02 PM

Sakkura said:

I figured they'd put the foot down pretty quickly.


I don't have a problem with it, BUT they are doing it retroactively, for hardware ALREADY purchased. And THAT bothers me. Should have just been for coming hardware.
October 21, 2013 6:47:14 PM

Suck for the people with 4770K processors in their B85 motherboard
including me
!