Originally Posted by galacticgaggle
haswell oc is less on the mobos fault, ,but mainly the architectures fault for making a oc hating design
For CPU OC perhaps not much difference, but memory and BCLK there is a lot of difference between boards, especially memory. BUt yea, FIVR makes it so that each CPU has its own VRm which is standardized and thus the VRM on the motherboard matters slightly less, however still kind of important.
Originally Posted by v1ral
So do you think the MSI board is pretty decent?
Honestly, all I am reading/seeing about Haswell is that there motherboards are good but the cpus are a hit or miss *overclocking wise at least*.
Plans are to do this:
Amazon bundle GD-65 Gaming with 4770K or
Have a friend go to Microcenter and get the UD4H Bundle
I'm torn between the two:P.
Great shots btw of the air/water cooled VRM sections!!
I havn't used any of their Z87 boards, but there are some threads on the MPower you can check those out.
BTW the gigabyte boards this round have many auto OC profiles for both CPU and memory and both all in the UEFI and EasyTune. You have the CPU Upgrade which ranges from 4.3-4.7ghz, memory upgrade which is for high-end memory OC, and performance which combines both CPU OC and memory.