Z97 Motherboard Round-up – Which offers the best value for money?




The Series 9 platform for Intel’s Haswell, Haswell Refresh and soon Broadwell processors is now readily available. Refresh the Haswell processors, in fact no more than Haswells with slightly higher clock speed, are now widely available and soon to be the Devil’s Canyon processors on the shelves. This overclockable series, also known as the K-series or K-sku’s, requires a Z97 chipset to use. Overclockers all features

Another reason not to sit 8 motherboard with a Series: the turn of the year expected Broadwell processors do not work in the 8-Series boards, there are 9 Series chipsets required. Broadwell is the die-shrink of Haswell, also known as the tick in Intel’s tick-tock model. Where produced at 22nm Haswell is, is a Broadwell 14nm architecture. Only at the next generation, the Skylake generation, a new socket is introduced. That tock remains a 14nm processor, but gets a new architecture. Z97 Express Chipset

Tweakers subjugated some Z97 motherboards to benchmarks. The prices of the dishes are generally close together; six plates cost just over one hundred and fifty euro, three are about one hundred and thirty euro. Also, there are some ups and down; one of the Asrock boards is among the hundred dollars, while the flagships of Gigabyte and MSI are also included. With prices between three hundred and four hundred euros, these certainly are not for everyone.

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