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Review: ASRock Z77 OC Formula

Published by Marc Büchel on 04.12.12 (25005 reads)
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Features

12 + 4 Phase Power Design Since quite some time ASRock has been equipping its boards with digital power designs. With the OC Formula they are very proud about their quite complex solution which consists of Dual-Stack MOSFET's (DSM), three different filter caps (DIP solid caps, POSCAP's and MLCC's), as well as high quality alloy chokes.

 
Gelid Solutions GC-Extreme Thermal Compound Since this product mainly aims at extreme overclockers, NickShih tought about something quite special. He decided to bundle the board with Gelid's GC-Extreme thermal compound, since this is the best thermal grease you can get for extreme overclocking.
 
NickShih's OC Profile Unexperienced overclockers might be familiar with the circumstance, that it can take ages until you've found rock solid and stable settings you make you CPU run at a much higher frequency. At this point NickShih prepared five different profiles where the perfect settings are going to be loaded instantly and you don't need to carry anymore. Therefore it's piece of cake to clock your CPU to very high frequencies.
 
Rapid OC What you get with this feature are two buttons, which have been placed on the motherboard directly. Their purpose is to make overclocking even easier. In fact you can change the multiplyer, BCLK as well as VCore by simply pressing the plus or minus button

 
Formula Drive Standard these days is a nice and decent software for widows, using which, one can adjust different settings related to the board from within the operating system. In case of the OC Formula you can control the fans attached to the board, overclock your CPU, use OC DNA, IES or XFast RAM or you can also monitor temperatures on your board by reading ou the differen thermal sensors.


Page 1 - Introduction Page 11 - PC Mark 7
Page 2 - Specifications / Delivery Page 12 - SiSoft Sandra 1
Page 3 - Features Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 4 - Layout Page 14 - UC Bench
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 15 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 6 - BIOS Page 16 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 7 - Test setup Page 17 - Games
Page 8 - 3D Mark 11 Page 18 - Power Consumption
Page 9 - 3D Mark Vantage Page 19 - Performance Rating
Page 10 - 3D Mark 2001 SE  Page 20 - Conclusion



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