Page 1:Z77 Express: The Perfect Replacement For Older Machines
Page 2:ASRock Z77 Extreme6
Page 3:Z77 Extreme6 Firmware
Page 4:Asus P8Z77-V Pro
Page 5:P8Z77-V Pro Firmware
Page 6:Biostar TZ77XE4
Page 7:TZ77XE4 Firmware
Page 8:ECS Golden Z77H2-A2X
Page 9:Z77H2-A2X Firmware
Page 10:Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
Page 11:Z77X-UD3H Firmware
Page 12:MSI Z77A-GD65
Page 13:Z77A-GD65 Firmware
Page 14:Test Settings And Benchmarks
Page 15:Benchmark Results: Battlefield 3
Page 16:Benchmark Results: DiRT 3
Page 17:Benchmark Results: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Page 18:Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
Page 19:Benchmark Results: Productivity
Page 20:Power, Heat, And Efficiency
Page 22:Which Mid-Range Z77 Board Should You Buy?
MSI crowds its overclocking controls into a small portion of the screen’s center. If you can get over that minor annoyance, you'll find a good selection and range of settings. The Z77A-GD65’s OC menu opens up to base clock, CPU multiplier, and DRAM frequency settings on the first page.
The Z77A-GD65 pushes an astounding 4.77 GHz using a mere 1.30 V on a Core i7-3770K processor. Similarly remarkable is that we got there using air cooling using nothing more than a single-fan Thermalright MUX-120 heat sink.
More voltage controls are found further down the menu, followed by several submenu options. DDR3-2709 was the highest stable two-DIMM memory speed for G.Skill's DDR3-2666 kit using MSI’s Z77A-GD65 at XMP values.
The Z77A-GD65’s CPU Features submenu includes power limits and per-core multipliers. Setting a higher base multiplier on the main menu allows the board to ignore per-core multipliers.
Primary, secondary and tertiary timings are all available within the Advanced Timing submenu. This menu is enabled for both channels by choosing Link from the main menu’s DRAM timing mode, and can be expanded to per-channel timings by choosing Unlink from the main menu.
- Z77 Express: The Perfect Replacement For Older Machines
- ASRock Z77 Extreme6
- Z77 Extreme6 Firmware
- Asus P8Z77-V Pro
- P8Z77-V Pro Firmware
- Biostar TZ77XE4
- TZ77XE4 Firmware
- ECS Golden Z77H2-A2X
- Z77H2-A2X Firmware
- Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
- Z77X-UD3H Firmware
- MSI Z77A-GD65
- Z77A-GD65 Firmware
- Test Settings And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Battlefield 3
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 3
- Benchmark Results: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency
- Which Mid-Range Z77 Board Should You Buy?