Page 1:The Mini-ITX Market Is Small, But Growing...
Page 2:ASRock Z87E-ITX
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
Page 9:Z87 Stinger Software
Page 10:Z87 Stinger Firmware
Page 11:Gigabyte Z87N-WiFi
Page 12:Z87N-WiFi Software
Page 13:Z87N-WiFi Firmware
Page 14:MSI Z87I
Page 15:Z87I Software
Page 16:Z87I Firmware
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?
Asus' firmware has several overclocking modes, and the Z87I-Deluxe follows that theme. Selecting XMP overclocking mode before making other adjustments enables both XMP-memory and manual CPU overclocks simultaneously.
The Z87I-Deluxe properly selects the highest-functioning DDR3-2933 memory ratio for our Haswell-based processor, increasing BCLK to 102.3 MHz to enable its DDR3-3000 rating. We had to back it down to 100 MHz to find our CPU’s 4.6 GHz maximum frequency.
Heat is the reason our CPU tops out at 4.6 GHz, as core voltage levels greater than 1.25 V result in thermal throttling. We reached that limit at this motherboard's 1.245 V setting.
DRAM is even more aggressively over-volted; our voltmeter showed a 1.65 V output at the board’s 1.635 V setting.
Primary, secondary, and tertiary timings are adjustable. The top three settings switched from “Auto” to our memory’s XMP ratings when XMP mode was enabled.
Because the Haswell architecture's core voltage is internally regulated, we left load-line calibration settings at motherboard defaults.
- 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?