Z87 Extreme6 Tuning Software
ASRock A-Tuning gets a new interface, with separate menus to address two power/clock modes and automatic-overclocking. Three attempts at Auto-Tuning produced three different results, with the most stable run reaching 4.2 GHz at stock voltage.
ASRock’s “Tools” menu spreads across four pages, providing its RAM drive application, custom fan profiles, dehumidifier warm-up function for damp environments, and HDMI pass-through controls.
ASRock OC Tweaker gives users Windows-level access to firmware controls, including its full range of base clock, CPU ratios, and primary voltages.
A-Tuning’s “System Info” tab reveals vital operational statistics.
Could we see some MBs around the $130-$140 mark? They're the interesting ones IMO, and would toast most of these in terms of value.
OTOH, the launch coverage said that was at 1.2V, while this is 1.3V, so I guess a few hundred MHz extra is reasonable.
Lot more variation than on IB's review: http://media.bestofmicro.com/X/O/335580/original/image019.png
If you have one of the affected drives and can't be bothered to reconnect it when it goes offline, wait a couple weeks and buy a board from the new batch.
The differences between boards in today's review are overclocking, power consumption, and onboard features. None of those things will change with the new PCH batch, and firmware updates should improve both batches equally.
Can you guys please test 6 SSD in Raid 0 on these mobos ? this is the only Advantage of upgrading to a Haswell over ivy/sandy bridge.