Page 1:Can LGA 2011 Be Made More Affordable?
Page 2:ASRock X79 Extreme4
Page 3:X79 Extreme4 Firmware
Page 4:Asus P9X79
Page 5:P9X79 Firmware
Page 6:Biostar TPower X79
Page 7:TPower X79 Firmware
Page 8:ECS X79R-AX Black Deluxe
Page 9:X79R-AX Deluxe Firmware
Page 10:Intel DX79TO
Page 11:DX79TO Firmware
Page 12:MSI X79A-GD45 (8D)
Page 13:X79A-GD45 (8D) Firmware
Page 14:Test Settings And Benchmarks
Page 15:Benchmark Results: DiRT 3
Page 16:Benchmark Results: Metro 2033
Page 17:Benchmark Results: StarCraft II
Page 18:Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
Page 19:Benchmark Results: Productivity
Page 20:Power, Heat, And Efficiency
Page 22:Which X79-Based Motherboard Offers More Value?
X79A-GD45 (8D) Firmware
Overclockers generally know what settings they want to change. Meanwhile, MSI sets its firmware's fonts really large for the most trivial settings and really small for the most important settings. Could that reverse emphasis be designed to discourage more casual users from playing with the wrong option?
All primary clock and voltage controls are found within the main OC menu, including base clock, chipset ratio (Clock Strap), CPU multiplier, and DRAM ratio.
CPU Core, CSA, VTT, and PLL voltages are all adjustable.
If you choose not to manually specify CPU voltage but still want a little more performance using Intel’s stock voltage scheme, use the separate Override Voltage option. DIMM voltage is adjustable in channel pairs, while DIMM reference voltage is further divided into single-channel settings.
While Turbo Boost ratios are adjustable based on the number of active cores within the CPU features menu, our target was to simply find one stability limit with all cores loaded. Hitting that target was as simple as setting the base ratio to 47x in the main menu, pushing our CPU to 4.70 GHz.
Primary and secondary memory timings are adjustable from the Advanced DRAM Configuration submenu. Shown timings correspond to XMP values for our test modules.
- Can LGA 2011 Be Made More Affordable?
- ASRock X79 Extreme4
- X79 Extreme4 Firmware
- Asus P9X79
- P9X79 Firmware
- Biostar TPower X79
- TPower X79 Firmware
- ECS X79R-AX Black Deluxe
- X79R-AX Deluxe Firmware
- Intel DX79TO
- DX79TO Firmware
- MSI X79A-GD45 (8D)
- X79A-GD45 (8D) Firmware
- Test Settings And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 3
- Benchmark Results: Metro 2033
- Benchmark Results: StarCraft II
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Power, Heat, And Efficiency
- Which X79-Based Motherboard Offers More Value?