Many companies claim to offer the best overclocking for your money, yet only two compete for the best overclocking at the very highest price point. Today we put those claims to the test, including a full set of benchmarks to analyze performance gains.
We started this project a while ago, but Skyrim update 1.4.27 was still good enough to remove most of the game's CPU-bottlenecking tendencies. We’re left primarily comparing identical graphics performance to produce substantially similar performance results.
- X79's Last Hurrah Before Ivy Bridge
- Asus Rampage IV Extreme
- Rampage IV Extreme Firmware Overclocking
- Rampage IV Extreme Software Overclocking
- EVGA X79 FTW
- X79 FTW Firmware Overclocking
- X79 FTW Software Overclocking
- Overclocking Stability Compared
- Breaking Boundaries
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- Power And Heat
- Benchmark Results: SiSoftware Sandra
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 3
- Benchmark Results: Metro 2033
- Benchmark Results: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Benchmark Results: Audio And Video Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Asus Versus EVGA: Who Wins?