Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H Black Edition Review
Category : Z97
Published by Hiwa Pouri on 26.02.15
The Z97X-UD5H Black Edition from Gigabyte appears to be a rather interesting Z97 based motherboard. At a first glance you get SATA-Express as well as an M.2 slot, which adds to storage flexibility. Nevertheless the most important feature you get with this product is the quality testing Gigabyte is doing in-house on all their Black Edition models. Every single board, which belongs to this product line receives 168 hours burn-in testing before it is packed and shipped.
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The Z97X-UD5H BK is a well equipped motherboard from Gigabyte, which is based on the manufacturers Z97 chipset. The product belongs to the manufacturers Black Edition line, which stands for extensive quality testing. As always we're really curious to find out what this board is capable of.

Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
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Specs and Delivery

Chipset Intel Z97
Memory Dual Channel DDR3, 4 x DIMM, Max. 32 GB DDR3, DDR3 3000(O.C.) / 2933(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2600(O.C.) / 2500(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) / 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 2000(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1800(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory
Multi-GPU
  • Supports NVIDIA 2-way SLI Technology
  • Supports AMD 3-way CrossFireX Technology
Slots
  • 3 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 or dual x8 or x8/x4/x4)
  • 2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
  • 2 x PCI
Sound Realtek ALC1150
  • Realtek ALC1150 codec
  • High Definition Audio
  • 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
  • Support for S/PDIF In/Out
 
Storage Intel Z97 chipset
  • 6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 1 x SATA Express
  • 1 x M.2 PCIe
  • 1 x SATA Express connector
Marvell 88SE9172 chip
  • 2 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
Network
  • 1 x Quacomm Atheros Killer E2201 Lan chip
  • 1 x Intel Gbet LAN
Internal Connectors
  • 1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
  • 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
  • 1 x PCIe power connector
  • 1 x M.2 PCIe connector
  • 1 x SATA Express connector
  • 8 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
  • 1 x CPU fan header
  • 1 x water cooling fan header (CPU_OPT)
  • 4 x system fan headers
  • 1 x front panel header
  • 1 x front panel audio header
  • 1 x S/PDIF Out header
  • 1 x USB 3.0/2.0 header
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
  • 1 x serial port header
  • 1 x Clear CMOS jumper
  • 1 x Trusted Platform Module (TPM) header
  • 1 x power button
  • 1 x reset button
  • 1 x clear CMOS button
  • Voltage measurement Points
Extrenal Connectors
  • 1 x PS/2 mouse port
  • 1 x PS/2 Keyboard port
  • 1 x D-Sub port
  • 1 x DVI-D port
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 6 x USB 3.0/2.0 ports
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
  • 2 x RJ-45 port
  • 1 x optical S/PDIF Out connector
  • 5 x audio jacks
Forfactor ATX (30.5cm x 24.4cm)
BIOS Bios (2 x 64Mb flash ROM, UEFI AMI BIOS)




Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
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Features

Black Edition

Since mid 2014 Gigabyte offers their so called Black Edition products. There are some select graphics cards as well as motherboards which receive special treatment regarding quality control. Only for this purpose the manufacturer built a testing facility, which is used to run 168 hour burn-in tests on motherboards and graphics cards. Every single Black Edition product receives this treatment before it gets packed and shipped.
 

Cloud Station

Cloud Station is a software suite from Gigabyte, which is supposed to link smartphones/tablet with computers and provide additional features:

  • HomeCloud: Filesharing between computer and smartphone/tablet
  • HotSpot: computer can be turned into a wireless access point
  • Gigabyte Remote: remote control mouse, keyboard as well as Windows Media Player via smartphone/tablet
  • Remote OC: overclocking via smartphone
  • Auto Green: activate energy saving options via smartphone

 

 

Killer E2201

Gigabyte equips this motherboard with an E2201 Killer NIC. This chip is capable of providing features like traffic shaping on application level, which can help realizing a smoother online gaming experience.
 

M.2 Support

The Z97X-UD5H-BK features an M.2 slot which is placed between the first PCIe slot and the CPU socket. This motherboard can be equipped with an M.2 SSD and it is wired directly to the Z97 PCH using two PCI Express lanes. Therefore you get x2 bandwidth and in other words up to 10 Gbps can be pushed over the bus, which is almost twice the performance compared to the SATA-III port.
   

Long lifespan Black Solid caps

Since quite some time Gigabyte has been equipping its boards with digital power designs. On the Z97X-UD5H-BK there are only high-end components when it comes to the power design. There are for example PWM controllers from PowIRstage as well as ICs from International Recitifier. Other than that there are "Black Solid Caps", which offer 10'000 operating hours, which is up to three times as much than what you get from standard caps.
     

SATA Express Connector

SATA Express is a new port for storage devices that basically combines two SATA connectors and bundles them for higher performance. Each SATA Express port has been wired using two PCI Express Gen2 lanes offering a total of 10 Gbps bandwidth. Compared to SATA-III with 6 Gbps bandwidth this is quite an improvement.


Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
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Layout


At a first glance the Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H BK is good looking product. The manufacturer decided to go for a combination of black, grey and gold. In fact the PCB is kept in matte black entirely and two DIMM slots as well as a few SATA ports are grey. The coolers received golden writing and additional golden decals. The layout is well thought and there is for example plenty of space around the CPU socket to install large coolers without any issues. The fact that there are SATA connectors which have been angled by 90 degrees allow an easy installation of oversized graphics cards.
 


The Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H BK comes with a digital 10+2 phase power design. The CPU gets ten phases and the memory can rely on two phases for stable current delivery. As we already mentioned on the features page, this board comes with a digital power design, which is standard these days even with mid-range motherboards.

 


Totally you'll find four DIMM-slots on the Z97X-UD5H BK. Officially supported are DDR3 3000(O.C.) / 2933(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2600(O.C.) / 2500(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) / 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 2000(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1800(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 MHz. There is engough space between the DIMM-slots and the CPU socket which means that you won't run into issues with large coolers even if you choose to install memory with big heatspreaders. Also supported are Xtreme Memory Profiles (XMP) in version 1.3.



PCH as well as the current converters are being held at adequate temperatures via passive heatsinks. On this particular board Gigabyte chose to connect the two VRM heatsinks with a heatpipe in order to improve heat transfer. On another note it is nice feeling, that this board is actually heavier than average, which is always a good indicator on how serious a manufacturer is about quality.

  


Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
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Connectors and I/O


Gigabyte equipped the Z97X-UD5H BK with a total of eight angled SATA ports. Six of them are directly wired to the PCH, and two are connected to a chip from Marvell. Additionally you find a SATA-Express port as well as an M.2 slot. Any office setup, gaming system or multimedia computer can therefore be provided with plenty of drives. There are onboard power and reset buttons and there is also a debug LED. On this board there are also voltage measuring points.
  
  


There are six fan headers on the Z97X-UD5H BK in total. This is more than enough, to provide a well equipped office, multimedia or gaming system with fresh air. Two fan headers are located around the CPU socket for dual fan cpu coolers as well as watercooling systems. The other four fan headers are spread over the motherboard. Furthermore there are only 4-pin headers, which is great, since you'll be able to control rotation speeds of all fans via BIOS or from within Windows using Gigabytes Easy Tune software.

  


Looking at the external connectors directly at the back-panel Gigabyte equipped the Z97X-UD5H BK with a P/S2 mouse/keyboard connector, six USB 3.0/2.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, two gigabit ethernet ports, an HDMI connector, a VGA header, a DVI port as well as an optical out and an analogue audio panel.


Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
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BIOS

The most recent version of Gigabyte's UEFI BIOS presents itself with an attractive design. When entering the BIOS, the overview screen you get to see is overloaded and apart from that we would expect it features a reasonable contrast between background and writings everywhere. Nevertheless, the basic structure behind the complex design can be understood at the first glance. Usually these splash screens are here to offer a starting point for beginners, but the sheer amount of information will scare less experienced users off. What is practical about the new UEFI BIOS - especially for beginners - is that the mouse can be used too, to browse the different tabs.

If you wish back the good old times, where you were racing through the menus hammering up and down arrows as well as the enter key ridiculously fast, you just have to press F2 and there you go. Since this motherboard features a very solid power design it is suitable for both gaming and high overclocking. In the BIOS you will soon notice, there are Gigabyte's usual options, which allow for altering virtually anything when it comes to overclocking. Overall, there is certainly no lack of options in this BIOS.  

   


   


   


   


Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
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Test setup

Hardware

Motherboard
  • ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional
  • ASRock Z87 OC Formula
  • ASRock Z87M Extreme4
  • ASRock Z87M OC Formula
  • ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer
  • ASRock Z97 Extreme6
  • ASRock Z97 OC Formula
  • ASUS Gryphon Z87
  • ASUS H97-Pro
  • ASUS Maximus VI Extreme
  • ASUS Maximus VI Formula
  • ASUS Maximus VI Gene
  • ASUS Maximus VII Gene
  • ASUS Maximus VII Formula
  • ASUS Maximus VI Hero
  • ASUS Maximus VII Hero
  • ASUS Maximus VI Impact
  • ASUS Maximus VII Impact
  • ASUS Maximus VII Ranger
  • ASUS Sabertooth Z87
  • ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1
  • ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2
  • ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S
  • ASUS Z87-A
  • ASUS Z87-Deluxe
  • ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual
  • ASUS Z87-Expert
  • ASUS Z87-Plus
  • ASUS Z87I-Pro
  • ASUS Z97-K
  • ASUS Z97I-Plus
  • ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer
  • ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi ac
  • Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87
  • Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H
  • Gigabyte Z87X-OC
  • Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force
  • Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H
  • Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK
  • Gigabyte H97-D3H
  • Intel DZ87KLT-75K
  • MSI Z87 MPower Max
  • MSI Z87 XPower
  • MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC
  • MSI Z97M Gaming
  • MSI Z97 MPower Max AC
  • MSI Z97 XPower AC
Processor Intel Core i7-4770K, 3.5 GHz
Memory 8 GB (2x4) G.Skill Ares DDR3-2133 @ 1'066 MHz CL10-11-10-27-Auto
Graphic card ASUS GeForce GTX 680
Driver ForceWare 320.18
Hard disk Intel 335 Series SSD 120 GB
Power supply Seasonic Platinum Fanless 520W


Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
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Preview / Gallery

Product Picture Link to Gallery
   

ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional

   

ASRock Z87 OC Formula

   

ASRock Z97 OC Formula

   

ASRock Z87M Extreme4

   

ASRock Z87M OC Formula

   

ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer

   

ASRock Z97 Extreme6

   

ASUS Gryphon Z87

   

ASUS H97-Pro

   

ASUS Maximus VI Extreme

   

ASUS Maximus VI Formula

   

ASUS Maximus VI Gene

   

ASUS Maximus VII Gene

   

ASUS Maximus VII Formula

   

ASUS Maximus VI Hero

   

ASUS Maximus VI Impact

   

ASUS Maximus VII Impact

   

ASUS Maximus VII Hero

   

ASUS Maximus VII Ranger

   

ASUS Sabertooth Z87

   

ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1

   

ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2

   

ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S

   

ASUS Z87-A

   

ASUS Z87-Deluxe

   

ASUS Deluxe Dual

   

ASUS Z87-Expert

   

ASUS Z87-Plus

   

ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi ac

   

ASUS Z87I-Pro

   

ASUS Z97-K

   

ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer

   

ASUS Z97I-Plus

   

Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87

   

Gigabyte H97-D3H

   

Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H

   

Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H

   

Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK

   

Gigabyte Z87X-OC

   

Gigabyte Z97-SOC Force

   

Intel DZ87KLT-75K

   

MSI Z87 MPower Max

   

MSI Z87 XPower

   

MSI Z97M Gaming

   

MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC

   

MSI Z97 MPower Max AC

   

MSI Z97 XPower AC



Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
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3D Mark

Ice Storm

3D Mark Ice Storm Score
Review Rating
Percent
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 153'524 107.04 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 152'769 106.51 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 152'141 106.07 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 151'761 105.81 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 151'761 105.81 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 151'756 105.81 %
ASUS Z87-A 151'740 105.80 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 151'740 105.80 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 151'732 105.79 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 151'266 105.46 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 151'066 105.33 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 151'006 105.28 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 151'740 105.33 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 151'000 105.28 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 150'988 105.27 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 150'951 105.25 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
150'751 105.11 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 149'895 104.57 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 149'601 104.30 %
ASUS Z97-K 148'866 103.79 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 148'405 103.47 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 148'201 103.33 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 148'750 103.71 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 149'207 104.03 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 148'647 103.64 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 148'622 103.62 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 148'605 103.61 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 148'322 103.41 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 148'302 103.40 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 147.922 103.13 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 147'814 103.06 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 147'546 102.87 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
147'490 102.83 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 147'120 102.57 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 146'922 102.44 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 146'682 102.27 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 146'493 102.14 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 146'239 101.96 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 146'081 101.85 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 146'066 101.84 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 146'005 101.80 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 145'788 101.65 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 145'708 101.59 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 145'555 101.48 %
ASUS H97-Pro 145.083 101.15 %
MSI Z87 XPower 144'854 100.99 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
143'428 100.00 %
more is better


Ice Storm Physics

3D Mark Ice Storm Physics Score
Review Rating
Percent
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 53'077 106.19 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 52'920 105.87 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 52'672 105.38 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 52'001 104.03 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 52'000 104.03 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 51'969 103.97 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
51'963 103.96 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 51'902 103.84 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 51'870 103.77 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 51'846 103.72 %
ASUS Z87-A 51'770 103.57 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 51'727 103.49 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 51'650 103.33 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 51'502 103.03 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 51'324 102.68 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 51'303 102.63 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 50'389 101.34 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 50'388 101.33 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 51'303 102.63 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 51'288 102.61 %
ASUS Z97-K 50'759 101.55 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 50'729 101.49 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 50'691 101.41%
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 50'651 101.33 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 50'586 101.20 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 50'537 101.10 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 50'205 102.87 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 50'200 100.43 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 50'117 100.26 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
49'985 100.00 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 49'953 99.73 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
49'819 99.67 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 49'702 99.43 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 49'615 99.26 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 49'582 99.19 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 49'477 98.98 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 49'393 98.82 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 49'313 98.66 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 49'156 98.34 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 49'124 98.27 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 48'980 97.99 %
MSI Z87 XPower 48'635 97.29 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 48'881 97.79 %
ASUS H97-Pro 48'847 97.72 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 49'841 99.71 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 48'802 97.63 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 48'800 97.63 %
more is better


Fire Strike

3D Mark Fire Strike Score
Review Rating
Percent
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 6'355 100.27 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 6'353 100.24 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 6'352 100.22 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 6'347 100.14 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 6'346 100.13 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 6'341 100.05 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 6'340 100.03 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 6'338 100.00 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 6'338 100.00 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
6'338 100.00 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 6'335 99.95 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 6'330 99.87 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 6'327 99.83 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 6'327 99.83 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 6'326 99.81 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 6'325 99.79 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 6'325 99.79 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 6'325 99.79 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 6'325 99.79 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 6'324 99.78 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 6'322 99.75 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 6'320 99.72 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 6'320 99.72 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
6'319 99.70 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 6'318 99.68 %
ASUS Z97-K 6'322 99.74 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 6'319 99.70 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 6'319 99.70 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 6'318 99.68 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 6'318 99.68 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 6'318 99.68 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 6'317 99.67 %
ASUS Z87-A 6'317 99.67 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 6'315 99.64 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 6'315 99.64 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 6'315 99.64 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 6'314 99.62 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 6'312 99.59 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
6'312 99.59 %
ASUS H97-Pro 6'309 99.54 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 6'309 99.54 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 6'307 99.51 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 6'305 99.48 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 6'304 99.46 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 6'300 99.40 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 6'292 99.27 %
MSI Z87 XPower 6'272 98.95 %
more is better


Fire Strike Physics

3D Mark Fire Strike Physics Score
Review Rating
Percent
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 10'240 100.28 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 10'202 101.35 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 10'180 101.13 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 10'152 100.85 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 10'152 100.85  %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
10'152 100.85 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 10'150 100.83 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 10'148 100.81 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 10'146 100.79 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 10'146 100.79 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 10'145 100.78 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 10'145 100.78 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 10'144 100.77 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 10'140 100.74 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 10'135 100.69 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
10'122 100.56 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 10'120 100.54 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 10'120 100.54 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 10'120 100.54 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 10'119 100.53 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 10'117 100.51 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 10'112 100.46 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 10'109 100.43 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 10'107 100.41 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 10'105 100.39 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 10'078 100.12 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 10'103 100.36 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 10'103 100.37 %
MSI Z87 XPower 10'103 100.36 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 10'103 100.37 %
ASUS Z87-A 10'097 100.31 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 10'095 100.29 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 10'092 100.26 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 10'091 100.25 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 10'090 100.23 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 10'089 100.23 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 10'082 100.16 %
ASUS Z97-K 10'078 100.11 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 10'078 100.11 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 10'072 100.06 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 10'071 100.05 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
10'066 100.00 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 10'053 99.87 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 10'050 99.84 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 10'025 99.65 %
ASUS H97-Pro 9'994 99.28 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 9'985 99.19 %
more is better

Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
[pagebreak]

3D Mark 11

3D Mark 11 Total
Review Rating
Percent
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 9'740 101.80 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 9'739 101.79 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 9'727 101.56 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 9'707 101.45 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 9'702 101.40 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 9'700 101.38 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 9'698 101.35 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 9'698 101.35 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 9'696 101.34 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 9'694 101.32 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 9'694 101.32 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 9'692 101.30 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 9'691 101.29 %
ASUS Z87-A 9'691 101.29 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 9'691 101.29 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 9'691 101.29 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 9'690 101.28 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
9'689 101.26 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 9'687 101.24 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 9'684 101.21 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 9'684 101.21 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 9'683 101.20 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 9'683 101.20 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 9'678 101.15 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 9'681 101.18 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 9'677 101.14 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 9'676 101.13 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 9'674 101.11 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 9'670 101.07 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 9'668 101.05 %
ASUS Z97-K 9'669 101.05 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 9'664 101.00 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 9'664 101.00 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 9'663 100.99 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 9'658 100.94 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
9'651 100.86 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 9'651 100.87 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 9'649 100.85 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 9'644 100.79 %
ASUS H97-Pro 9'640 100.75 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 9'640 100.75 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 9'622 100.56 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 9'621 100.56 %
MSI Z87 XPower 9'613 100.47 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 9'612 100.46 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 9'604 100.38 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
9'568 100.00 %
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CPU

3D Mark 11 Physics
Review Rating
Percent
ASUS Z87-Expert 10'130 108.88 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 10'122 108.79 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 10'120 108.77 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 10'120 108.77 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 10'120 108.77 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 10'120 108.77 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
10'120 108.77 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 10'120 108.77 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 10'120 108.77 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 10'119 108.77 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 10'118 108.75 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 10'113 108.70 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 10'109 108.65 %
ASUS Z87-A 10'106 108.62 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 10'106 108.62 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 10'095 108.50 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 10'091 108.46 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 10'080 108.34 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 10'075 108.29 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 10'068 108.21 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
10'058 108.10 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 10'036 107.87 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 10'032 107.82 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 10'019 107.68 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 10'018 107.67 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 10'013 107.62 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 10'007 107.56 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 10'001 107.49 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 9'999 107.47 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 10'051 108.03 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 9'996 107.44 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 9'996 107.44 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 9'996 107.44 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 9'983 107.30 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 9'979 107.26 %
MSI Z87 XPower 9'977 107.23 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 9'954 106.99 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 9'916 106.58 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 9'885 106.24 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 9'882 106.21 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 9'812 105.46 %
ASUS Z97-K 9'792 105.25 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 9'736 104.64 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 9'719 104.46 %
ASUS H97-Pro 9'613 103.32 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 9'640 103.28 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
9'304 100.00 %
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Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
[pagebreak]

3D Mark Vantage

3D Mark Vantage Total
Review Rating
Percent
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 33'078 102.55 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 33'057 102.49 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 33'053 102.47 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 33'038 102.43 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
33'006 102.33 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 33'005 102.33 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 32'925 102.08 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 32'917 102.05 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 32'916 102.05 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 32'907 102.02 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 32'892 101.97 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 32'880 101.94 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 32'877 101.93 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 32'872 101.91 %
ASUS Z87-A 32'869 101.90 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 32'869 101.90 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 32'860 101.88 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 32'847 101.84 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 32'831 101.79 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 32'830 101.78 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 32'825 101.77 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 32'820 101.69 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 32'818 101.75 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 32'799 101.69 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 32'788 101.65 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 32'741 101.51 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
32'740 101.50 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 32'724 101.45 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 32'702 101.39 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 32'696 101.37 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 32'690 101.35 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 32'684 101.33 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 32'663 101.26 %
ASUS H97-Pro 32'645 101.21 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 32'657 101.25 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 32'589 101.04 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 32'353 100.30 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 32'560 100.95 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 32'471 100.67 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 32'459 100.63 %
ASUS Z97-K 32'402 100.46 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 32'312 100.17 %
MSI Z87 XPower 32'306 100.15 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 32'272 100.05 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
32'255 100.00 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 32'069 99.42 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 31'738 98.40 %
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3D Mark Vantage CPU
Review Rating
Percent
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 27'034 100.85 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 26'874 103.32 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 26'872 103.31 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 26'870 103.30 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 26'856 103.25 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 26'783 102.97 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 26'777 102.94 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 26'764 102.89 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
26'757 102.87 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 26'750 102.84 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 26'752 102.85 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 26'750 102.84 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 26'750 102.84 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 26'745 102.82 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 26'725 102.74 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 26'719 102.72 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 26'719 102.72 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 26'717 102.71 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
26'701 102.65 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 26'672 102.54 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 26'670 102.53 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 26'670 102.53 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 26'640 102.42 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 26'620 102.34 %
MSI Z87 XPower 26'639 102.41 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 26'592 102.23 %
ASUS H97-Pro 26'590 102.23 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 26'585 102.21 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 26'585 102.21 %
ASUS Z87-A 26'563 102.12 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 26'537 102.02 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 26'536 102.02 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 26'525 101.98 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 26'523 101.97 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 26'438 101.64 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 26'418 101.56 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 26'328 101.22 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 26'510 101.92 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 26'437 101.64 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 26'436 101.63 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 26'333 101.24 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 26'238 100.87 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 26'160 100.57 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 26'096 100.32 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 26'054 100.16 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
26'011 100.00 %
ASUS Z97-K 25'974 99.86 %
more is better


Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
[pagebreak]

PC Mark 07

Total

PC Mark 07 Total
Review Rating
Percent
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 6'203 102.48 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 6'175 102.02 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 6'167 100.88 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 6'163 101.82 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
6'162 101.80 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 6'157 101.72 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 6'156 101.70 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 6'156 101.70 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 6'155 101.69 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 6'154 101.35 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 6'153 101.65 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 6'152 101.63 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 6'152 101.64 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 6'150 101.60 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 6'150 101.60 %
ASUS Z87-A 6'149 101.59 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 6'147 101.55 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
6'145 101.52 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 6'142 101.47 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 6'141 101.45 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 6'138 101.40 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 6'136 101.37 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 6'136 101.37 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 6'135 101.35 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 6'135 101.35 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 6'133 101.32 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 6'132 101.30 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 6'130 101.27 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 6'131 101.12 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 6'129 101.26 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 6'129 101.26 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 6'129 101.26 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 6'128 101.24 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 6'125 101.19 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 6'124 101.17 %
ASUS Z97-K 6'119 101.19 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 6'119 101.09 %
MSI Z87 XPower 6'116 101.04 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 6'115 101.04 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 6'102 100.81 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 6'098 100.74 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 6'098 100.74 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 6'077 100.40 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 6'055 100.03 %
ASUS H97-Pro 6'059 100.01 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 6'038 105.33 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
6'053 100.00 %
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Video playback and transcoding / Video playback
Review Rating
fps Percent
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 23.98 100.08 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
23.98 100.08 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 23.98 100.08 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 23.98 100.08 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 23.98 100.08 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 23.98 100.08 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 23.97 100.04 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 23.97 100.04 %
ASUS H97-Pro 23.97 100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 23.97 100.04 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 23.97 100.04 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 23.97 100.04 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 23.97 100.85 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 23.97 100.85 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 23.97 100.85 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 23.97 100.04 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 23.97 100.04 %
ASUS Z87-A 23.97 100.04 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 23.97 100.04 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 23.97 100.04 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 23.97 100.04 %
ASUS Z97-K 23.97 100.04 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 23.97 100.04 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 23.97 100.04 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 23.97 100.04 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 23.97 100.04 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 23.97 100.04 %
MSI Z87 XPower 23.97 100.04 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 23.97 100.04 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 23.97 100.04 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 23.97 100.04 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 23.96 100.00 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 23.96 100.00 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 23.96 100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 23.96 100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 23.96 100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 23.96 100.00 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
23.96 100.00 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 23.96 100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 23'96 100.00 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 23.96 100.00 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 23.96 100.00 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
23.96 100.00 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 23.95 99.96 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 23.95 99.96 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 23.95 99.96 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 23.95 99.96 %
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Graphics - DirectX 9 / Graphics - DirectX 9
Review Rating
fps Percent
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 113.84 104.00 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 113.84 104.00 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 113.84 104.00 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 113.78 103.92 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 113.72 103.86 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 113.69 103.84 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 113.62 103.77 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 113.57 103.73 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 113.52 103.68 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
113.49 103.65 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 113.49 103.65 %
ASUS Z87-A 113.48 103.64 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 113.40 103.57 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 113.38 103.55 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 113.33 103.50 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 113.30 103.48 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 113.29 103.47 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 113.27 103.45 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 113.27 103.45 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 113.26 103.44 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
113.23 103.42 %
ASUS H97-Pro 113.21 103.40 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 113.17 103.46 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 113.11 103.31 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 113.11 103.31 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 113.11 103.31 %
ASUS Z97-K 113.08 103.28 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 113.05 103.25 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 112.99 103.20 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 112.95 103.16 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 112.84 103.06 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 112.80 103.02 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 112.68 102.91 %
MSI Z87 XPower 112.58 102.82 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 112.58 102.82 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 112.38 102.64 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 112.37 102.63 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 112.34 102.60 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 111.87 102.17 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 111.52 101.85 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 111.48 101.82 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 111.40 101.74 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 110.52 100.94 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
109.49 100.00 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 108.57 99.16 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 107.88 98.53 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 107.79 98.45 %
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Image manipulation / Image manipulation
Review Rating
Mpx/s Percent
MSI Z87 MPower Max 25.22 104.82 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 25.16 104.57 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 25.15 104.53 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 25.14 104.49 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 25.14 104.49 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 25.14 104.49 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 25.13 104.44 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 25.12 104.41 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 25.12 104.41 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
25.12 104.41 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 25.11 104.36 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
25.10 104.32 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 25.10 104.32 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 25.05 104.11 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 25.05 104.11 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 25.12 104.41 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 25.05 104.11 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 25.04 104.07 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 25.04 104.07 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 25.03 104.03 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 25.03 104.03 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 23.03 104.03 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 25.03 104.03 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 25.02 103.99 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 25.02 103.99 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 25.01 103.99 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 25.00 103.91 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 25.00 103.91 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 25.00 103.91 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 24.98 103.82 %
ASUS Z87-A 24.98 103.82 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 24.97 103.78 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 24.96 103.78 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 24.95 103.78 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 24.90 103.49 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 24.86 103.33 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87
24.79 103.03 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 24.61 102.28 %
MSI Z87 XPower 24.85 103.28 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 24.56 102.08 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 24.56 102.08 %
ASUS H97-Pro 24.53 101.95 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 24.48 101.75 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 24.45 101.62 %
ASUS Z97-K 24.47 101.70 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 24.46 101.66 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
24.06 100.00 %
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Web browsing and decrypting / Web browsing
Review Rating
Pages/s Percent
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 26.24 111.52 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 26.02 110.58 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 25.98 110.42 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 25.97 110.37 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 25.92 110.16 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 25.89 110.03 %
MSI Z87 XPower 25.67 109.09 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 25.66 109.05 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 25.58 108.71 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 25.55 108.58 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 25.49 108.33 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 25.48 108.29 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 25.46 108.20 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 25.43 108.07 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 25.42 108.03 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 25.41 107.99 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 25.41 107.99 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 25.40 107.95 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 25.40 107.95 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 25.38 107.86 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 25.38 107.86 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 25.38 107.86 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 25.38 107.86 %
ASUS Z87-A 25.33 107.65 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 25.31 107.56 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 25.26 107.35 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 25.25 107.31 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 25.23 107.22 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 25.22 107.15 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 25.21 107.14 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
25.14 106.84 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 25.13 106.80 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 25.11 106.71 %
ASUS Z97-K 25.11 106.71 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 25.07 106.54 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 25.02 106.33 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 25.00 106.25 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 24.71 105.01 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 24.70 104.97 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 24.32 103.36 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 24.19 102.80 %
ASUS H97-Pro 23.93 101.70 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 23.88 101.48 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
23.53 100.00 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 22.75 96.69 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 22.46 95.45 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
21.15 89.89 %
more is better


Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
[pagebreak]

Arithmetic Benchmark

SiSoft Sandra - Arithmetic Benchmark - Dhrystone
Review Rating
GIPS Percent
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 119.18 100.81 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 119.00 100.65 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 118.52 100.23 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 118.48 100.22 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 118.48 100.22 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 118.39 100.14 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 118.39 100.14 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 118.38 100.14 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 118.35 100.14 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 118.33 100.09 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 118.25 100.03 %
MSI Z87 XPower 118.30 100.06 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 118.31 100.08 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 118.30 100.07 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 118.29 100.06 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 118.29 100.06 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 118.28 100.05 %
ASUS H97-Pro 118.27 100.04 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 118.26 100.03 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 118.26 100.02 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 118.24 100.02 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 118.22 100.00 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
118.22 100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 118.21 99.99 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 118.21 99.99 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 118.20 99.98 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 118.15 99.94 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 118.14 99.93 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 118.14 99.93 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 118.14 99.93 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 118.13 99.92 %
ASUS Z87-A 118.13 99.92 %
ASUS Z97-K 118.09 99.89 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 118.08 99.88 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 118.07 99.87 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 118.00 99.81 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
118.00 99.81 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 118.00 99.81 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 118.00 99.81 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 118.00 99.81 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 118.00 99.81 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
118.00 99.81 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 118.00 99.81 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 118.00 99.81 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 117.90 99.73 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 117.85 99.69 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 117.73 99.59 %
more is better


SiSoft Sandra - Arithmetic Benchmark - Whetstone
Review Rating
GFLOPS Percent
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 90.82 101.33 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 90.70 101.19 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 90.70 101.19 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 90.70 101.19 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 90.68 101.17 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 90.65 101.14 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 90.61 101.10 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 90.71 101.20 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 90.63 101.12 %
MSI Z87 XPower 90.60 101.08 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 90.59 101.07 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 90.58 101.06 %
ASUS H97-Pro 90.57 101.05 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 90.56 101.04 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 90.55 101.03 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 90.55 101.03 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 90.48 100.95 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 90.47 100.94 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 90.41 100.87 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
90.39 100.86 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 90.43 100.89 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 90.40 100.86 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 90.36 100.81 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 90.36 100.81 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 90.32 100.76 %
ASUS Z97-K 90.28 100.73 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 90.30 100.75 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 90.30 100.75 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 90.29 100.74 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 90.20 100.64 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 90.12 100.55 %
ASUS Z87-A 90.10 100.52 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 90.09 100.51 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 90.08 100.50 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 90.07 100.49 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 90.01 100.42 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 90.00 100.41 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 90.00 100.41 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 90.00 100.41 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 90.00 100.41 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
90.00 100.41 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 90.00 100.41 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 90.00 100.41 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 89.91 100.31 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
89.63 100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 89.62 99.99 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 89.32 99.65 %
more is better


Multimedia

SiSoft Sandra - Multimedia - Integer
Review Rating
MPixels/sec Percent
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 382.72 100.23 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 382.68 100.22 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 382.67 100.21 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 382.66 100.21 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 382.64 100.20 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 382.32 100.12 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
382.26 100.11 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 382.23 100.10 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 382.22 100.10 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 382.22 100.10 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 382.20 100.28 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 382.18 100.27 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 382.17 100.08 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 382.00 100.04 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 382.00 100.04 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 382.00 100.04 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 382.00 100.04 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 381.95 100.03 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 381.93 100.03 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 381.92 100.02 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 381.91 100.02 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
381.85 100.00 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 381.86 100.00%
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
381.85 100.00 %
ASUS Z97-K 381.78 99.98 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 381.69 99.96 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 381.69 99.96 %
MSI Z87 XPower 381.63 99.94 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 381.63 99.94 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 381.53 99.91 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 381.46 99.90 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 381.38 99.88 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 381.34 99.87 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 381.34 99.87 %
ASUS Z87-A 381.32 99.86 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 381.22 99.84 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 381.19 99.82 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 381.15 99.82 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 381.08 99.80 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 381.00 99.78 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 381.00 99.78 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 381.00 99.78 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 381.00 99.78 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 380.89 99.75 %
ASUS H97-Pro 380.78 99.74 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 380.65 99.69 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 380.51 99.65 %
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SiSoft Sandra - Multimedia - Floating Point
Review Rating
MPixels/sec Percent
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 376.35 100.44 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 376.10 100.37 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 375.68 100.26 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 375.68 100.26 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
375.68 100.26 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 375.64 100.25 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 375.63 100.25 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 375.63 100.25 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 375.57 100.23 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 375.46 100.20 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 375.36 100.18 %
ASUS H97-Pro 375.35 100.17 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 375.34 100.17 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 375.30 100.16 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 375.28 100.15 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 375.24 100.17 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 375.23 100.16 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 375.22 100.15 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 375.20 100.15 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 375.21 100.14 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 375.16 100.12 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 375.00 100.08 %
ASUS Z97-K 375.00 100.08 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 375.00 100.08 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 374.92 100.06 %
MSI Z87 XPower 374.85 100.04 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
374.81 100.03 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 374.77 100.02 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 374.70 100.00 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
374.70 100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 374.64 99.98 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 374.58 99.97 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 374.58 99.96 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 374.54 99.95 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 374.49 99.94 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 374.32 99.90 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 374.19 99.86 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 374.16 99.86 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 374.10 99.83 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 374.01 99.82 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 374.00 99.81 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 374.00 99.81 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 373.86 99.78 %
ASUS Z87-A 373.83 99.77 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 373.81 99.76 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 369.00 99.48 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 367.77 98.15 %
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Crytography

SiSoft Sandra - Crytography - AES 256
Review Rating
GB/sec Percent
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 8.93 102.41 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 8.92 102.29 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 8.92 102.29 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 8.90 102.06 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 8.90 102.06 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 8.90 102.06 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 8.90 102.06 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 8.90 102.06 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 8.90 102.06 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 8.89 101.95 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 8.89 101.95 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 8.89 101.95 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 8.88 101.83 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 8.88 101.83 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
8.88 101.83 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 8.86 101.61 %
ASUS Z87-A 8.85 101.49 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 8.84 101.38 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 8.83 101.26 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 8.83 101.26 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 8.74 100.46 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 8.74 100.23 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 8.73 100.11 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 8.73 100.11 %
MSI Z87 XPower 8.73 100.11 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
8.72 100.00 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 8.71 99.89 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
8.71 99.89 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 8.70 99.77 %
ASUS Z97-K 8.70 99.77 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 8.68 99.54 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 8.68 99.54 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 8.67 99.43 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 8.65 99.20 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 8.65 99.20 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 8.64 99.08 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 8.58 93.39 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 8.57 98.25 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 8.49 97.36 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 8.46 97.01 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 8.45 96.90 %
ASUS H97-Pro 8.40 96.33 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 8.38 96.10 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 7.26 83.26 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 7.26 83.26 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 7.15 82.00 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 7.13 81.77 %
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SiSoft Sandra - Crytography - SHA 256
Review Rating
GB/sec Percent
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 1.24 109.73 %
ASUS H97-Pro 1.24 109.73 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 1.24 109.73 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 1.24 109.73 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 1.24 109.73 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 1.24 109.73 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 1.24 109.73 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 1.24 109.73 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 1.24 109.73 %
ASUS Z97-K 1.24 109.73 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 1.24 109.73 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 1.24 109.73 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 1.24 109.73 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 1.24 109.73 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 1.24 109.73 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 1.24 109.73 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 1.24 109.73 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 1.24 109.73 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 1.24 109.73 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 1.13 100.00 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 1.13 100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 1.13 100.00 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 1.13 100.00 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 1.13 100.00 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
1.13 100.00 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 1.13 100.00 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 1.13 100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 1.13 100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 1.13 100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 1.13 100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 1.13 100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 1.13 100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 1.13 100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 1.13 100.00 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 1.13 100.00 %
ASUS Z87-A 1.13 100.00 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 1.13 100.00 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 1.13 100.00 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 1.13 100.00 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
1.13 100.00 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 1.13 100.00 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 1.13 100.00 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 1.13 100.00 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 1.13 100.00 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
1.13 100.00 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 1.13 100.00 %
MSI Z87 XPower 1.13 100.00 %
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Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
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SiSoft Sandra 2

Memory bandwidth

SiSoft Sandra - Memory bandwidth - Integer
Review Rating
GB/sec Percent
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 28.03 103.36 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 28.01 103.28 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 28.00 103.24 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 28.00 103.24 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 27.92 102.95 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 27.90 102.88 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 27.90 102.88 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 27.89 102.84 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 27.88 102.80 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 27.88 102.80 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 27.86 102.72 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 27.85 102.69 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 27.85 102.69 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 27.85 102.69 %
ASUS Z87-A 27.84 102.65 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 27.83 102.62 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 27.83 102.62 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 27.83 102.62 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
27.76 102.36 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 27.73 102.25 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 27.72 102.21 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 27.58 101.70 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 27.52 101.47 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 27.44 101.18 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 27.42 101.11 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 27.36 100.88 %
MSI Z87 XPower 27.44 101.17 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 27.35 100.85 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 27.31 100.70 %
ASUS Z97-K 27.24 100.44 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 27.20 100.29 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
27.12 100.00 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 27.09 99.89 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 26.92 99.26 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
26.84 98.97 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 26.83 98.93 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 26.73 98.56 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 26.61 98.12 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 26.35 97.16 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 26.33 97.09 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 23.49 86.61 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 23.00 84.81 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 22.90 84.44 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 22.40 82.60 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 22.37 82.49 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 22.17 81.75 %
ASUS H97-Pro 22.10 81.49 %
more is better


SiSoft Sandra - Memory bandwidth - floating point
Review Rating
GB/sec Percent
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 28.21 102.92 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 28.19 102.85 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 28.12 102.59 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 28.09 102.48 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 28.00 102.15 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 28.00 102.15 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 28.00 102.15 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 28.00 102.15 %
ASUS Z87-A 28.00 102.15 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 28.00 102.15 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
28.00 102.15 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 28.00 102.15 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 27.90 101.79 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 27.90 101.79 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 27.90 101.79 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 27.76 101.28 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 27.76 101.28 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 27.71 101.09 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 27.64 100.84 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 27.62 100.77 %
MSI Z87 XPower 27.48 100.25 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 27.46 100.18 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 27.43 100.07 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
27.41 100.00 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 27.40 99.96 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 27.36 99.82 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 27.20 99.58 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 27.00 98.50 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 27.00 98.50 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 27.00 99.50 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 26.87 98.02 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 26.72 97.48 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 26.70 97.41 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
26.69 97.37 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 26.54 96.83 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 26.37 97.16 %
ASUS Z97-K 26.00 96.15 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 25.17 91.83 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 24.46 89.24 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 23.46 85.59 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 23.42 85.44 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 23.00 83.91 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 23.00 83.91 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 22.46 81.94 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 22.32 81.43 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 22.28 81.28 %
ASUS H97-Pro 22.25 81.17 %
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Memory latency

SiSoft Sandra - Memory latency
Review Rating
ns Percent
ASUS Z87I-Pro 21.2 119.81 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 21.3 119.25 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 21.3 119.25 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 21.3 119.25 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
21.3 119.25 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 21.3 119.25 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 21.3 119.25 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Z97-K 21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Z87-A 21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 21.3 119.25 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 21.3 119.25 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 21.3 119.25 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 21.3 119.25 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 21.3 119.25 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 21.3 119.25 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 21.3 119.25 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 21.3 119.25 %
MSI Z87 XPower 21.3 119.25 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 21.3 119.25 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 21.3 119.25 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 21.3 119.25 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 21.4 118.69 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 21.4 118.69 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 21.4 118.69 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 21.4 118.69 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 21.4 118.69 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 21.4 118.69 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 22.3 113.90 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
25.4 100.00 %
less is better more is better


Memory and cache access

SiSoft Sandra - Memory and cache access
Review Rating
GB/sec Percent
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 169.28 106.49 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 169.26 106.46 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 169.25 106.47 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 169.24 106.46 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 169.24 106.46 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 169.18 106.46 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 169.18 106.42 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 169.18 106.42 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 169.17 106.42 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 169.17 106.42 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 169.14 106.40 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 169.02 106.32 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 169.00 106.31 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 169.00 106.31 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 168.90 106.25 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 168.79 106.18 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 168.78 106.17 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 168.74 106.15 %
ASUS Z87-A 168.71 106.13 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 168.62 106.07 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
168.36 105.91 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 168.37 105.91 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 168.34 105.89 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 168.34 105.89 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 168.33 105.89 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 168.22 105.82 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 168.15 105.77 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 168.08 105.73 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 168.07 105.72 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 168.00 105.68 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 167.95 105.65 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 167.88 105.60 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 167.86 105.59 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
167.00 105.05 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 166.60 104.80 %
ASUS Z97-K 166.57 104.78 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 165.42 104.06 %
MSI Z87 XPower 162.33 102.11 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 159.87 100.57 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 159.24 100.17 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
158.97 100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 154.40 97.13 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 153.87 96.79 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 153.64 96.65 %
ASUS H97-Pro 156.41 98.39 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 155.40 97.75 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 152.51 95.64 %
more is better


Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
[pagebreak]

UC Bench

UC Bench
Review Rating
PW/sec Percent
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 901.8 101.60 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 901.8 101.60 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 901.4 101.55 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 901.2 101.53 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 901.2 101.53 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 901.2 101.53 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 901.0 101.41 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 900.7 101.48 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 900.6 101.46 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 900.6 101.46 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 900.6 101.46 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 900.6 101.46 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 900.5 101.45 %
ASUS H97-Pro 900.4 101.44 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 900.4 101.44 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 899.7 101.36 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 899.6 101.35 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 899.6 101.35 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 899.1 101.30 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 898.8 101.26 %
ASUS Z97-K 898.7 101.25 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 896.8 101.04 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 889.8 100.27 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 889.7 100.24 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 889.7 100.24 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 889.5 100.21 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 889.4 100.20 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 889.1 100.17 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 889.1 100.17 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 889.1 100.17 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 889.1 100.17 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 889.1 100.17 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 889.1 100.17 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 889.1 100.17 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 889.1 100.17 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 889.1 100.17 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 889.1 100.17 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 889.0 100.16 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 889.0 100.16 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
888.9 100.15 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 888.9 100.15 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 888.8 100.14 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 888.7 100.12 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
888.7 100.12 %
ASUS Z87-A 888.3 100.08 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
887.6 100.00 %
MSI Z87 XPower 887.4 99.98 %
more is better


Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
[pagebreak]

Super Pi 1M - 32M

Super Pi 1M

Super Pi 1.5 XS - 1M
Review Rating
sec Percent
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 10.187 101.69 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 10.187 101.69 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
10.202 101.54 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 10.202 101.54 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 10.202 101.54 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 10.202 101.54 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 10.202 101.54 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 10.202 101.54 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 10.203 101.53 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 10.203 101.53 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 10.203 101.53 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 10.218 101.38 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 10.218 101.38 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 10.218 101.38 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 10.218 101.38 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 10.218 100.38 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 10.218 101.38 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
10.218 101.38 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 10.218 101.38 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 10.233 101.23 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 10.233 101.23 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 10.233 101.23 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 10.233 101.23 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 10.233 101.23 %
MSI Z87 XPower 10.233 101.23 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 10.234 101.22 %
ASUS Z87-A 10.234 101.22 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 10.249 101.07 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 10.235 101.21 %
ASUS Z97-K 10.235 101.21 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 10.249 101.07 %
ASUS H97-Pro 10.249 101.07 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 10.249 101.07 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 10.249 101.07 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 10.250 101.07 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 10.265 100.92 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 10.265 100.92 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 10.265 100.92 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 10.265 100.92 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 10.265 100.92 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 10.280 100.77 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 10.280 100.77 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 10.281 100.76 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 10.288 100.69 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 10.288 100.69 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 10.296 100.61 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
10.359 100.00 %
less is better more is better


Super Pi 32M

Super Pi 1.5 XS - 32M
Review Rating
sec Percent
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 527.499 103.18 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 527.700 103.14 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 527.764 103.13 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 528.139 103.05 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
528.373 103.01 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 528.513 102.98 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 528.607 102.96 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 528.654 102.95 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 529.024 102.88 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 529.103 102.87 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 529.155 100.86 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 529.185 102.85 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 529.263 102.84 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 528.685 102.95 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
528.857 102.91 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 529.090 102.87 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 529.134 102.86 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 529.387 102.81 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 529.403 102.81 %
ASUS Z87-A 529.418 102.81 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 529.449 102.80 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 529.777 102.74 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 529.808 102.73 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 529.864 102.72 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 529.870 102.72 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 529.871 102.72 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 529.871 102.72 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 529.996 102.69 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 530.413 102.61 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 530.338 102.60 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 531.379 102.43 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 531.203 102.46%
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 531.257 102.45 %
MSI Z87 XPower 531.337 102.43 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 531.856 102.33 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 532.148 102.28 %
ASUS Z97-K 532.149 102.28 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 532.304 102.25 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 535.049 101.32 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 533.766 101.40 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 534.519 101.23 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 534.625 101.80 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 535.172 101.70 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 536.203 101.50 %
ASUS H97-Pro 538.233 101.12 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 540.078 100.77 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
544.270 100.00 %
less is better more is better


Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
[pagebreak]

wPrime 1024M Multicore

wPrime - 1024M Multi Core
Review Rating
sec Percent
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 206.545 100.14 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 206.576 100.13 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 206.577 100.12 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 206.591 100.12 %
ASUS Z87-A 206.622 100.11 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 206.655 100.09 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 206.657 100.09 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 206.659 100.08 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 206.660 100.08 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 206.668 100.08 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 206.668 100.08 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 206.668 100.08 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 206.669 100.08 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
206.669 100.08 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 206.672 100.08 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 206.673 100.08 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 206.682 100.08 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 206.699 100.07 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 206.700 100.07 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 206.700 100.07 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 206.700 100.07 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 206.701 100.07 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 206.726 100.06 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
206.732 100.05 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 206.732 100.05 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 206.732 100.05 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 206.744 100.05 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 206.762 100.04 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 206.772 100.03 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 206.772 100.03 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 206.775 100.03 %
ASUS Z97-K 206.800 100.01 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 206.807 100.02 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 206.809 100.02 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 206.827 100.01 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 206.827 100.01 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 206.830 100.00 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 206.830 100.00 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 206.835 100.00 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 206.835 100.00 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
206.841 100.00 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 206.919 99.96 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 206.998 99.92 %
ASUS H97-Pro 207.056 99.89 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 207.065 99.89 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 207.022 99.91 %
MSI Z87 XPower 207.123 99.86 %
more is better more is better


Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
[pagebreak]

Cinebench R11.5

Cinebench R11.5 - Multi Core

Cinebench R11.5 - Multi Core
Review Rating
pts Percent
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 7.80 102.36 %
ASUS Z87-A 7.80 102.36 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 7.79 102.33 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 7.79 102.23 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 7.79 102.23 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 7.79 102.23 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 7.79 102.23 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 7.78 102.10 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 7.77 101.97 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 7.77 101.97 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 7.77 101.97 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 7.77 101.97 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 7.77 101.97 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 7.77 101.97 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
7.77 101.97 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 7.77 101.97 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 7.77 101.97  %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 7.77 101.97 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 7.77 101.97 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 7.77 101.97 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 7.77 101.97 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 7.77 101.97 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 7.77 101.97 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 7.76 101.84 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 7.76 101.84 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 7.76 101.71 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 7.76 101.84 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 7.76 100.84 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 7.75 101.71 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
7.75 101.71 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 7.75 101.71 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 7.75 101.71 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 7.75 101.71 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 7.74 101.57 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 7.74 101.57 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 7.74 101.57 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 7.74 101.57 %
ASUS Z97-K 7.73 101.44 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 7.73 101.44 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 7.71 101.18 %
ASUS H97-Pro 7.70 101.05 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 7.70 101.05 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 7.68 100.78 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 7.67 100.66 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 7.67 100.66 %
MSI Z87 XPower 7.64 100.26 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
7.62 100.00 %
less is better more is better


Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
[pagebreak]

Bioshock: Infinite

Low resolution, low details

Bioshock: Infinite (low resolution, low details)
Review Rating
fps Percent
ASUS Gryphon Z87 381.27 111.05 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
379.88 110.64 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 379.68 110.58 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 378.94 110.37 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 376.80 109.75 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 376.54 109.67 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 376.21 109.57 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 375.71 109.43 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 374.96 109.21 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 372.85 108.59 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 371.01 108.06 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 370.58 107.93 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 370.03 107.77 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 369.55 107.63 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 369.48 107.61 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 369.12 107.51 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
368.42 107.30 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 368.40 107.28 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 368.30 107.27 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 367.34 106.99 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 367.33 106.99 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 367.26 106.97 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 367.20 106.95 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 367.12 106.93 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 367.08 106.90 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 367.05 106.89 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 369.35 107.69 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 366.76 106.82 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 366.57 106.81 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 365.75 106.53 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 364.53 106.13 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 364.46 106.15 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 360.68 105.05 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 360.42 104.97 %
ASUS Z97-K 359.87 104.81 %
ASUS H97-Pro 359.50 104.71 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 358.80 104.50 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 356.76 103.91 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 356.12 103.72 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 355.98 103.68 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 354.00 103.10 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
343.34 100.00 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 339.67 98.93 %
MSI Z87 XPower 338.74 98.66 %
ASUS Z87-A 337.56 98.32 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 336.77 98.09 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 326.77 95.17 %
more is better


High resolution, high details

Bioshock: Infinite (high resolution, high details)
Review Rating
fps Percent
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 75.92 102.51 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 75.90 102.48 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
75.11 101.42 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 75.02 101.30 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 75.00 101.27 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 74.94 101.19 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 74.92 101.16 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 74.91 101.15 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 74.90 101.13 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 74.89 101.12 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 74.89 101.12 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 74.88 101.11 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 74.86 101.08 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 74.85 101.07 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 74.85 101.07 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 74.84 101.05 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 74.83 101.04 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 74.82 101.02 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 74.82 101.02 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 74.82 101.02 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 74.81 101.01 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 74.80 101.00 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 74.78 100.97 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 74.78 100.97 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 74.77 100.96 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 74.76 100.95 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 74.76 100.95 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 74.76 100.95 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 74.75 100.93 %
ASUS Z87-A 74.74 100.92 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 74.72 100.89 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 74.72 100.89 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 74.72 100.89 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 74.72 100.55 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 74.70 100.86 %
ASUS Z97-K 74.70 100.86 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 74.67 100.89 %
ASUS H97-Pro 74.64 100.78 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 74.50 100.59 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 74.48 100.57 %
MSI Z87 XPower 74.48 100.57 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 74.46 100.54 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 74.43 100.50 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 74.29 100.31 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
74.18 100.16 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
74.06 100.00 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 74.04 99.97 %
more is better


Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
[pagebreak]

Metro Last Light

Low resolution, low details

Metro Last Light (low details, low resolution)
Review Rating
fps Percent
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 150.23 109.08 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 150.20 109.06 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 149.92 108.85 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 149.90 108.84 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 149.88 108.83 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 149.81 108.79 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 149.70 108.70 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 149.66 106.67 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 149.65 108.66 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 149.41 108.49 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 149.18 108.32 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 148.94 108.15 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 148.92 108.13 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 148.84 108.07 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 148.77 108.02 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 148.53 107.84 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 148.74 108.00 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 148.73 107.99 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
148.48 107.81 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 148.47 107.81 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 148.00 107.46 %
ASUS Z87-A 147.74 108.00 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 147.57 107.15 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 147.32 106.97 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 147.32 106.97 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 147.02 106.75 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 146.91 106.67 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 146.88 106.65 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 146.78 106.58 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 146.47 106.35 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 145.99 106.00 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 145.76 105.84 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 145.15 105.40 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 144.81 105.15 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 144.40 104.85 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
143.99 104.55 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 142.28 103.31 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
137.72 100.00 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 136.54 99.14 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 134.91 97.96 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 131.40 95.41 %
ASUS Z97-K 131.70 95.63 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 131.75 95.87 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 131.00 95.12 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 130.90 95.05 %
ASUS H97-Pro 130.27 94.59 %
MSI Z87 XPower 126.98 92.20 %
more is better


High resolution, high details

Metro Last Light (high details, high resolution)
Review Rating
fps Percent
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 31.80 102.84 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 31.78 102.78 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 31.47 101.78 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 31.44 101.68 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 31.34 101.36 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 31.37 101.46 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 31.35 101.39 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 31.32 101.29 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 31.30 101.23 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 31.24 101.03 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 31.22 100.97 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 31.20 100.91 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 31.19 100.87 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 31.16 100.78 %
ASUS Z97-K 31.15 100.74 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 31.08 100.52 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 31.08 100.52 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 31.07 100.49 %
ASUS Z87-A 31.02 100.32 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 31.00 100.26 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 30.99 100.23 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 30.98 100.19 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 30.98 100.19 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 30.96 100.13 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 30.92 100.13 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
30.92 100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 30.90 99.94 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 30.89 99.90 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 30.88 99.87 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 30.86 99.81 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 30.81 99.64 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
30.80 99.61 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 30.80 99.61 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 30.79 99.58 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 30.75 99.45 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 30.75 99.45 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 30.78 99.55 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 30.78 99.55 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
30.76 99.48 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 30.73 99.39 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 30.70 99.29 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 30.71 99.32 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 30.20 97.67 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 30.18 97.61 %
MSI Z87 XPower 30.04 97.15 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 29.97 96.93 %
ASUS H97-Pro 29.92 90.30 %
more is better


Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
[pagebreak]

Sleeping Dogs

Low resolution, low details

Sleeping Dog (low details, low resolution)
Review Rating
fps Percent
ASUS Z87I-Pro 226.2 110.89 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 222.3 108.97 %
MSI Z87 XPower 218.6 107.15 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 218.2 106.96 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 215.0 105.39 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 209.3 102.60 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 209.2 102.55 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 209.1 102.50 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 208.4 102.16 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 208.4 102.16 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 207.8 101.86 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 207.6 101.76 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 207.6 101.76 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 207.5 101.72 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 207.4 101.67 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 207.3 101.62 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 207.0 101.47 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 206.7 101.32 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 206.3 101.13 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 206.1 101.03 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 206.0 100.98 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 205.8 100.88 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 204.9 100.44 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
204.0 100.00 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 201.2 98.62 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 200.2 98.14 %
ASUS Z97-K 200.1 98.09 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 199.2 97.65 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 198.8 97.45 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 196.6 96.37 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 192.7 94.46 %
ASUS Z87-A 191.7 93.97 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 185.1 90.73 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 190.3 93.28 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
190.2 93.24 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 185.2 90.78 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 183.4 89.90 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 180.7 88.58 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 179.8 88.14 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 178.2 87.35 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 177.5 87.01 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 177.3 86.91 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 177.3 86.91 %
ASUS H97-Pro 177.2 86.86 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
176.8 86.67 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 175.2 85.90 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 174.8 85.69 %
more is better


High resolution, high details

Sleeping Dogs (high details, high resolution)
Review Rating
fps Percent
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 45.7 102.47 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 45.7 102.47 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 45.7 102.47 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 45.5 102.02 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 45.4 101.79 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 45.3 101.57 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 45.3 101.57 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 45.3 101.57 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 45.3 101.57 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 45.2 101.35 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 45.2 101.35 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
45.2 101.35 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 45.2 101.35 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 45.1 101.12 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 45.0 100.90 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 45.0 100.90 %
ASUS Z87-A 45.0 100.90 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 45.0 100.90 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 45.0 100.90 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 45.0 100.90 %
ASUS Z97-K 44.9 100.67 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 44.9 100.67 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 44.9 100.67 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 44.8 100.45 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 44.8 100.45 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 44.8 100.45 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 44.8 100.45 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 44.7 100.22 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 44.7 100.22 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
44.6 100.00 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 44.5 99.78 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 44.2 99.10 %
ASUS H97-Pro 44.0 98.65 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 44.0 98.65 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 43.8 98.21 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
43.6 97.76 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 43.5 97.53 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 43.5 97.53 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 43.4 97.31 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 43.4 97.31 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 43.2 92.31 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 43.2 92.31 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 43.2 92.31 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 43.1 96.64 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 43.1 96.64 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 42.9 96.19 %
MSI Z87 XPower 40.0 89.68 %
more is better


Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
[pagebreak]

Power Consumption

Idle

Idle
Review Rating
Watt Percent
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 56 107.14 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 56 107.14 %
ASUS H97-Pro 56 107.14 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 56 107.14 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 56 107.14 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 56 107.14 %
ASUS Z87-A 57 105.26 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 57 105.26 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 57 105.26 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 57 105.26 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 58 103.45 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 58 103.44 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 58 103.44 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 59 101.69 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
59 101.69 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 59 101.69 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 59 101.69 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 59 101.69 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 59 101.69 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
59 101.69 %
ASUS Z97-K 59 101.69 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 59 101.69 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 59 101.69 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 60 100.00 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 60 100.00 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
60 100.00 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 60 100.00 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 60 100.00 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 61 98.36 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 61 98.36 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 61 98.36 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 61 98.36 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 61 98.36 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 61 98.36 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 61 98.36 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 63 95.24 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 63 95.24 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 63 92.24 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 64 93.75 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 64 93.75 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 64 93.75 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 65 92.31 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 65 92.31 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 65 92.31 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 69 86.96 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 72 83.33 %
MSI Z87 XPower 86 69.77 %
less is better more is better


Load

Load
Review Rating
Watt Percent
ASUS Gryphon Z87 102 103.92 %
ASUS Z87-A 104 101.92 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 104 101.92 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 104 101.92 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 105 100.95 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 105 101.92 %
ASUS H97-Pro 105 100.95 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 105 100.95 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
105 100.95 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 105 100.95 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 105 100.95 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 105 100.95 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 105 100.95 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 106 100.00 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 106 100.00 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 106 100.00 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
106 100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 107 99.06 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 107 99.06 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 107 99.06 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 108 98.15 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 108 98.15 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 109 97.25 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 110 96.36 %
ASUS Z97-K 111 95.50 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 111 95.50 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 112 94.64 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 112 92.64 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 112 94.64 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 112 94.67 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 112 94.64 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 112 94.64 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 112 94.64 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 112 94.64 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 112 94.64 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 112 94.64 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 113 93.81 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 113 93.81 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 113 93.81 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 113 93.81 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 114 92.98 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 114 91.38 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 116 91.38 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 117 90.60 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
119 89.08 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 124 85.48 %
MSI Z87 XPower 131 80.92 %
less is better more is better


Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
[pagebreak]

Performance Rating

3D and Gaming Benchmarks
Review Rating
Percent
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 104.09 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 104.09 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 104.04 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 103.22 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 103.17 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 103.15 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 103.14 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 103.03 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 103.00 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 102.80 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 102.79 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 102.69 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 102.65 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 102.41 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 102.39 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 102.36 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 102.35 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
102.23 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 102.19 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 102.16 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 102.13 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 102.07 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 102.06 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 101.98 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 101.92 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 101.92 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 101.72 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 101.81 %
ASUS Z87-A 101.79 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 101.72 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 101.71 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 101.68 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 101.55 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 101.46 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
101.38 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 101.29 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 101.13 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 101.10 %
ASUS Z97-K 100.96 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 100.87 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 100.85 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 100.45 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
100.00 %
MSI Z87 XPower 99.52 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 99.26 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 99.08 %
ASUS H97-Pro 98.64 %
more is better


2D Benchmarks
Review Rating
Percent
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 104.09 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 103.60 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 103.37 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 103.12 %
ASUS Maximus VII Gene 102.95 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 102.95 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 102.93 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 102.91 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 102.90 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 102.89 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 102.87 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 102.79 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 102.75 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 102.75 %
ASUS Z87-A 102.75 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 102.67 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 102.63 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 102.55 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 102.54 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 102.44 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 102.43 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 102.38 %
ASUS Gryphon Z87 102.38 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 102.35 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 102.31 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 102.28 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 102.25 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 102.22 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 102.20 %
ASUS Z97-K 102.00 %
MSI Z87 XPower 102.20 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
102.19 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
101.92 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 101.83 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 101.45 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 101.34 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 101.58 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 100.69 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 100.23 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 100.06 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
100.00 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 99.81 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 99.57 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 99.52 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 99.27 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 98.91 %
ASUS H97-Pro 98.32 %
more is better


Performance per Watt
Review Rating
Percent
ASUS Gryphon Z87 96.80 %
ASRock Z87M Extreme4 96.81 %
MSI Z97M Gaming 97.40 %
ASUS Z87-A 98.73 %
Gigabyte H97-D3H 98.74 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer 98.79 %
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
No Review
100.00 %
ASUS Maximus VII Impact 100.08 %
ASUS H97-Pro 100.70 %
ASUS Z87-Plus
No Review
100.75 %
Gigabyte Z87X-OC 100.99 %
ASUS Z97I-Plus 101.00 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer 101.59 %
ASUS Maximus VI Hero 101.40 %
ASRock Z97 OC Formula 101.76 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK 102.06 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 102.10 %
ASUS Z87I-Pro 102.15 %
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 102.37 %
ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional 102.40 %
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H 102.56 %
ASRock Z87 OC Formula 102.70 %
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger 102.77 %
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC 102.80 %
ASUS Maximus VI Impact 102.90 %
ASUS Maximus VII Formula 104.09 %
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force 102.97 %
ASUS Z97-K 103.27 %
ASUS Z87-Expert 104.26 %
ASUS Maximus VI Gene 104.64 %
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi-ac 104.88 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1 105.82 %
ASUS Maximux VII Gene 105.87 %
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
No Review
106.71 %
ASUS Maximus VII Hero 107.62 %
ASUS Maximus VI Formula 107.34 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S 108.98 %
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 109.40 %
ASRock Z97 Extreme6 106.75 %
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme 107.77 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe 111.72 %
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual 111.72 %
MSI Z87 MPower Max 112.15 %
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 113.98 %
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC 116.98 %
MSI Z97 XPower AC 119.34 %
MSI Z87 XPower 133.87 %
less is better


Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
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Price comparison

Model
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ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Professional
ASRock Fatal1ty Z97 Killer
ASRock Z87 OC Formula
ASRock Z97 OC Formula
ASRock Z87M OC Formula
ASRock Z87M Extreme4
ASRock Z97 Extreme6
ASUS Gryphon Z87
ASUS H97-Pro
ASUS Maximus VI Extreme
ASUS Maximus VI Formula
ASUS Maximus VII Formula
ASUS Maximus VI Gene
ASUS Maximus VI Hero
ASUS Maximus VI Impact
ASUS Maximus VII Impact
ASUS Maximus VII Gene
ASUS Maximus VII Hero
ASUS Maximus VII Ranger
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 1
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2
ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark-S
ASUS Sabertooth Z87
ASUS Z87-A
ASUS Z97I-Plus
ASUS Z87-Deluxe
ASUS Z87-Deluxe Dual
ASUS Z87-Expert
ASUS Z87-Plus
ASUS Z87I-Pro
ASUS Z97-Pro Wi-Fi ac
ASUS Z97-K
ASUS Z97-Pro Gamer
Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87
Gigabyte Z87X-OC
Gigabyte Z97X-SOC Force
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H
Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H-BK
Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H
Intel DZ87KLT-75K
n/A
MSI Z87 MPower Max
MSI Z87 XPower
MSI Z97 Gaming 9 AC
MSI Z97M Gaming
MSI Z97 MPower Max AC
MSI Z97 XPower AC


Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  
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Conclusion

Overall   + -
The Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H BK is available for as little higher than  180 Euro and therefore comes with a really interesting price tag. This board offers a lot of different features mix in combination with an attractive design as well as good build quality. The UD5H BK is basically Gigabytes high-end offer into their Ultra Durable class and the fact that this board just costs a little more than 180 Euro makes it difficult to choose as there are a lot of other models with same features with 30 Euros lower price.   - Design
- Layout
- Features
- Quality control
- Price
 
Layout   + -
Basically the Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H BK's Layout has been very well thought. Once more practical are the angled SATA connectors and apart from those there is even a SATA-Express port as well as a M.2 slot. The latter two greatly add to the storage flexibility of this board. There are practical power and reset buttons and there is also a debug LED. Apart from that we find three full size PCI Express x16 slots, where the first one has been wired with 16 lanes and the other two feature eight lanes each. Inbetween the first and the second full size PCI-Express slot, there is one PCI-Express x1 slot and one legacy PCI slot. If you decide to setup an SLI or CrossFire configuration, there is plenty of space inbetween the cards to breathe.   - Angled SATA connectors
- Space around the CPU socket
- Placement of PCI-Express x16 Slots
- Voltage measuring points
- Display connectors
 
 
Performance  
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Calculating the average of all 3D benchmarks we ran, we see that this board ranks top quarter in our comparison tables and very close to Top 10. When taking the average of all 2D results, this board can be found in the top half of our comparison tables. On another note, we had a look at power consumption and noticed that idle power consumption is excellent but under load the system draws quite a lot of power.   - 3DMark 11
- Wprime
- Metro Lastr Light low details
- PCMark
- Super Pi
- Load Power consumption
 
BIOS - Overclocking  
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The UD5H BK comes with a 10 Phases digital power delivery which with the right BIOS setting can push a 4th intel generation cpu to the max. In other hand as you might have expected from Gigabyte, you get an excellent BIOS which offers not only a boatload of tuning and tweaking options but is also very easy to use. Especially with the entry screen with which Gigabyte is trying and also succeeding to add elements which make the BIOS much easier to use for unexperienced users as well.   - Clear arrangement  
 
Recommendation  
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The Z97X-UD5H BK is a great board and with the 168 hours burn-in testing Gigabyte makes a bold statement on quality. Should you be looking for a high quality product, this one is definitely interesting.   - Gaming
- Multimedia
- High-End
- Price

 

 
Rating
We give the Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H BK very good 4.5 out of 5 stars.




Page 1 - Introduction Page 14 - SiSoft Sandra 2
Page 2 - Specs and Delivery Page 15 - UC Bench
Page 3 - Features Page 16 - Super Pi 1M / 32M
Page 4 - Layout Page 17 - wPrime 1024M Multi Core
Page 5 - Connectors and I/O Page 18 - Cinebench
Page 6 - BIOS Page 19 - Bioshock: Infinite
Page 7 - Test setup Page 20 - Metro Last Light
Page 8 - Preview / Gallery Page 21 - Sleeping Dogs
Page 9 - 3D Mark Page 22 - Power Consumption
Page 10 - 3D Mark 11 Page 23 - Performance Rating
Page 11 - 3D Mark Vantage  Page 24 - Price Comparison
Page 12 - PC Mark 7 Page 25 - Conclusion
Page 13 - SiSoft Sandra 1  


Author: m.buechel@ocaholic.ch