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Old August 6, 2013, 04:44 AM
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Gigabyte's new Z87X-UD5H may be targeted towards the upper end of the mid-range market but it incorporates features normally found on flagship models. But with such cutthroad competition among Haswell motherboards, will this be enough?

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Old August 7, 2013, 02:50 AM
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You reached a 4.8GHz OC on that board with an air cooler? Was the CPU Delidded? I ask because some might thing that either the motherboard has something to do with it (shouldn't be a big factor with Haswell), or you folks got some OC tricks to tweak the settings to avoid that horrible heat issue with Haswell/Ivy that pushes so many people to delid?
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The chip was not delidded.
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MAC,

You reached a 4.8GHz OC on that board with an air cooler? Was the CPU Delidded? I ask because some might thing that either the motherboard has something to do with it (shouldn't be a big factor with Haswell), or you folks got some OC tricks to tweak the settings to avoid that horrible heat issue with Haswell/Ivy that pushes so many people to delid?
ES chips tend to overclock better for Z87.
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Old August 7, 2013, 06:06 AM
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No one has a retail chip to test with motherboards? You know, for real world results.
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You will see retail chips used in the coming reviews. I got mine to 4.6 on air and 4.7 on water (on two different motherboards). Though I stepped it down to 4.6 for testing as it was too hot for my standards for a 'long term overclock'. This round for most peeps it will be a thermal wall they hit before they max out the high end mobo's abilities.
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You will see retail chips used in the coming reviews. I got mine to 4.6 on air and 4.7 on water (on two different motherboards). Though I stepped it down to 4.6 for testing as it was too hot for my standards for a 'long term overclock'. This round for most peeps it will be a thermal wall they hit before they max out the high end mobo's abilities.
What are your 'limits'? I'm running my 3770K @ mid eighties on a 4.6 OC...that's pegged 100% of the time while folding...
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That has nothing to do with the mobo, it is all the ES chip. I have 2 and they both do 4.9. I bought a retail to do future reviews with and it runs 20C hotter clock for clock and 200Mhz less as a result. It is luck of the draw but on average retails suck compared to ES.

IRQ I finished a review using a retail chip last week. Will be up soon.
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You reached a 4.8GHz OC on that board with an air cooler? Was the CPU Delidded? I ask because some might thing that either the motherboard has something to do with it (shouldn't be a big factor with Haswell), or you folks got some OC tricks to tweak the settings to avoid that horrible heat issue with Haswell/Ivy that pushes so many people to delid?
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Sounds great Donkster. Intel sure messed things up when the motherboards are more impressive than the chips they are running. Sounds like you have a spare ES you want to sell me.
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Thanks HWC staff for the honest answers.

It's real sad that Intel sends golden "non-representative" chips to build-up hype...then we get hit with the reality of things...I'll get my 4770K in a few weeks and I'm aiming for 4.4-4.5GHz on H100i. Hopefully it's not too much to ask...YMMV I know. As long as I notice a boost over my 2500K at 4.5GHz I'll be happy. superior IPC should do it...yes it's a sidegrade for me, my I get to play with new stuff and "donate" my Sandy to my kid....so no loss...and a happy kid (coming from C2D 6420 lol!!!)
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