ASRock Z270 Extreme4 Motherboard Review: Page 7 of 8

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Posted by Damon Bailey on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 12:30pm

Overclocking

ASRock Z270 Extreme4 Motherboard

Best overclock shown CPU-Z and GPU-Z is 5Ghz on the CPU, 2.1Ghz GPU core and 9Ghz Effective VRAM. The voltage is set to 1.445v in the BIOS for the CPU but shows as 1.488V once windows is loaded. This is pretty high to run any length of time, so we back the CPU down to the following for Benchmarking.

ASRock Z270 Extreme4 Motherboard

First Up, PassMark Performance Test 9.0.

ASRock Z270 Extreme4 Motherboard

PassMark is showing about 150 points higher overall with the overclocks. Since we were already scoring in the 99th percentile, it’s hard to see much difference here.

Cinebench R15

ASRock Z270 Extreme4 Motherboard

CineBench really shows a difference with an overclock, pulling a 19% boost in score from 867cb to 1031cb.

Y-Cruncher

ASRock Z270 Extreme4 Motherboard

With an 800 MHz overclock on the CPU, We shaved about 4 seconds or around 5% off our Pi Calculation, down from 98.701 Seconds.

FireStrike

ASRock Z270 Extreme4 Motherboard

Our Overclocks netted some decent increases. Graphics score improved from 19064 to 20619, or about an 8% increase. CPU Physics increased from 13632 to 15219 or 11.6% increase. Combined score went from 7534 to 8481, a 12.5% increase. Altogether, this nets a 9.6% increase from 15718 to 17235.

Thief

ASRock Z270 Extreme4 Motherboard

Thief see’s about a 7 FPS increase on the minimum and Maximum, but nearly 10FPS better on average.

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

ASRock Z270 Extreme4 Motherboard

Shadow of Mordor doesn’t change much on minimum, up slightly from 93FPS, but average sees a better increase from 139FPS.

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