Improved per-clock performance and higher achievable frequencies are sure to put Intel’s latest K-Series CPUs on top of many builders’ whish lists, but they’ll still need a new socket to put it in. We test nine enthusiast-oriented LGA-1155 motherboards.
Though fairly limited in scope, Intel’s now-familiar UEFI still has the key settings that most users need to reach desired performance levels.
The first page of performance configurations include host clock (known as the BCLK), chipset, and CPU interface voltage settings.
“Processor Overrides” include core voltage, current limits, and multipliers. No workarounds for Turo Boost are found here, so overclocking must be done through Turbo Boost multipliers.
A fairly good selection of memory timings are available to the tuner, along with memory voltage selection. This motherboard even supports our memory’s XMP-2133 automatic overclocking configuration.
Unfortunately, we suffered “cold boot” issues with memory set higher than DDR3-1600 with two DIMMs and DDR3-1333 with four. High memory settings that only work if you never shut your PC off really don’t work, so these are the values we reported in overclocking comparison.
- The Future Of Mid-Priced Performance
- ASRock P67 Extreme4
- P67 Extreme4 UEFI
- Asus P8P67 Pro
- P8P67 Pro UEFI
- Biostar TP67XE
- TP67XE UEFI
- ECS P67H2-A2
- P67H2-A2 UEFI
- Foxconn P67A-S
- P67A-S UEFI
- Gigabyte P67A-UD4
- P67A-UD4 BIOS
- Intel DP67BG
- DP67BG UEFI
- Jetway HI08
- HI08 UEFI
- MSI P67A-GD65
- P67A-GD65 UEFI
- Test Settings
- Benchmark Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Benchmark Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: F1 2010
- Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2
- Benchmark Results: S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call Of Pripyat
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Overclocking Results
- Power, Heat, and Efficiency