Page 1:The Mini-ITX Market Is Small, But Growing...
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Page 3:Z87E-ITX Software
Page 4:Z87E-ITX Firmware
Page 5:Asus Z87I-Deluxe
Page 6:Z87I-Deluxe Software
Page 7:Z87I-Deluxe Firmware
Page 8:EVGA Z87 Stinger
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Page 17:Test Hardware And Benchmark Settings
Page 18:Results: 3DMark And PCMark
Page 19:Results: SiSoftware Sandra
Page 20:Results: Audio And Video Encoding
Page 21:Results: Adobe Creative Suite
Page 22:Results: Productivity
Page 23:Results: File Compression
Page 24:Energy, Heat, And Efficiency
Page 26:Which Mini-ITX Motherboard Would We Buy For Haswell?
The Z87E-ITX contains ASRock’s standard software suite, including XFast USB by FNet, XFast LAN packet prioritization by cFos, Restart to UEFI, and various freeware and shareware discussed in a previous review. The Z87E-ITX reverts to Realtek’s DTS-enabled audio control interface, but the firm's A-Tuning application adapts to the new board’s hardware configuration.
Confirmed working through CPU-Z, base clock, CPU ratio, and voltage controls match firmware settings.
Additional voltage settings are also adjustable through ASRock A-Tuning, though most of these changes aren’t detectable through software. DRAM and CPU Input were verified functioning with a volt meter.
A-Tuning System Info shows installed hardware on a motherboard-specific image. The Z87E-ITX gets two images, since its mSATA connector is on the opposite side.
An automatic overclocking algorithm pushed our CPU to 4.3 GHz at 1.20 V. Though those settings initially appeared ideal for compact gaming systems, Prime95 revealed power throttling down to 3.5 GHz.
- The Mini-ITX Market Is Small, But Growing...
- ASRock Z87E-ITX
- Z87E-ITX Software
- Z87E-ITX Firmware
- Asus Z87I-Deluxe
- Z87I-Deluxe Software
- Z87I-Deluxe Firmware
- EVGA Z87 Stinger
- Z87 Stinger Software
- Z87 Stinger Firmware
- Gigabyte Z87N-WiFi
- Z87N-WiFi Software
- Z87N-WiFi Firmware
- MSI Z87I
- Z87I Software
- Z87I Firmware
- Test Hardware And Benchmark Settings
- Results: 3DMark And PCMark
- Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Results: Adobe Creative Suite
- Results: Productivity
- Results: File Compression
- Energy, Heat, And Efficiency
- Which Mini-ITX Motherboard Would We Buy For Haswell?