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Old October 25, 2012, 08:38 PM
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Default Gigabyte GA-Z77X and Turbo Boost Tech questions.

So I am currently planning on buying a Gigabyte GA-Z77X mobo to go with my i7-3770k proc. If you want to look it up the model number is GA-Z77X-UD5H. The big question is that I noticed that the i7 has a turbo clock. I'm not quite sure what this is or means in relatation to overclocking (if it even has anything to do with it) and the proc speed in general.

Anyway, mainly in comparison to the ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 and the ASRock Z68 Extreme4, I notice on comparison charts that the Asus based boards support turbo boost technology 2.0, while I can't see that spec on the gigabyte. Is this even something I need to consider? If so, what relevance does it play into making a decision on buying the mobo to go with my i7-3770k? The price difference on varying sites is only $20 USD, so the cost isn't a big deal.

UNLESS, you know of something far better I could go with, I'm willing to budge $40 USD or so if need be. I posted the full system specs in another post, but I'll post it here in case it's relevant to your helping me out here ;)

Please keep in mind that this post is questioning the Mobo only, there is a post in the new builds forums if you want to comment on the build specs, this is just me trying to decide on a mobo.

Gigabyte GA-Z77X Mobo
Intel i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz
Mushkin DDR3 PC3 10600 8Gb x4(32Gb)
XFX DoubleD Radeon HD 7970
OCZ Vertex 4 128Gb 2.5 SSD (Operating system and Programs)
WD Red 1Tb 3.5 HD (x2 Raid 1 Mirrored for Data)

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Old October 25, 2012, 08:44 PM
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feel free to slap me, but I just noticed that the asus based boards are both Z68 vs the Z77 in the gigabyte I'm currently speccing. Does that matter? A simple yes is nice, but expect me to ask why lol.
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Old October 25, 2012, 08:52 PM
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Turbo happens when the system isn't fully loaded. It lets the 1-3 cores being used ramp up in speed to help do things faster. It doesn't have much to do with overclocking. The Z77 board will support it just as well as the Z68's.
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