Gigabyte still prefers to spread its firmware-based overclocking settings over far more pages than we believe are necessary (or even convenient), with an M.I.T. menu that opens to nothing more than a list of submenus and a simple status report.
Though the Z97X-UD5H needed more than our chosen 1.28 V to reach 4.6 GHz, it reached 4.54 GHz at that target voltage by choosing a 45x multiplier and 101 MHz BCLK.
Changing “Memory Timing Mode” to “manual” allows tweakers to set the primary, secondary, and tertiary timings of both channels simultaneously. “Advanced Manual” mode supposedly allows users to set per-channel timings, but we fail to see the point of doing this on a dual-channel motherboard. Fortunately, current values are shown next to manual settings so you won’t forget the baseline.
Voltage controls that could easily have fit in a single page are instead broken up across four sub-submenus found within the “Advanced Voltage Settings” submenu. We reached 1.28 V CPU core at the 1.25 V setting, and 1.65 V at the 1.63 V DIMM setting.
- Maximizing The LGA 1150 Mainstream?
- ASRock Z97 Extreme6
- Z97 Extreme6 Software
- Z97 Extreme6 Firmware
- Asus Z97 Pro(Wi-Fi ac)
- Z97 Pro(Wi-Fi ac) Software
- Z97 Pro(Wi-Fi ac) Firmware
- Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H
- Z97X-UD5H Software
- Z97X-UD5H Firmware
- MSI Z97 MPower
- Z97 MPower Software
- Z97 MPower Firmware
- Supermicro C7Z97-OCE
- C7Z97-OCE Software
- C7Z97-OCE Firmware
- How We Tested Enthusiast-Oriented Z97 Motherboards
- Results: 3DMark and PCMark
- Results: SiSoftware Sandra 2014
- Results: 3D Games
- Results: Audio and Video Encoding
- Results: Adobe Creative Suite
- Results: Productivity
- Results: File Compression
- Results: Power, Heat and Efficiency
- Results: Overclocking
- Which Z97 Motherboard Is Best?