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I bought the Impact for $215 at release and though it lacks the full ATX size for more PCI slots the board fits my 1 video card gaming needs perfectly. Has way more features than the Z87X-OC with better audio, advanced wireless/blue tooth connectivity, Slot for future next gen small SSD. Cherry on top is the well designed power out put for CPU and memory. It's the only Z87 ROG board that uses IR parts. I have no problem recommending the ROG Impact over the Z87X-OC for its over clocking ability and because of its great feature set and the great VRM design. Also Impact does have 60A BlackWing chokes. It's an awesome little MB. I love it and feel completely satisfied with it.... Also it is more future proof with the C2 chipset fix.

It uses the IR3553 paired with 60A chokes just like the OC! Why is it so impressive on the Impact but horrible on the OC? Remember when you were upset about finding out the IR3553 is originally intended for servers and you thought Gigabyte was cheaping out on the VRM? Why is this any different?
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post #882 of 1419
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It uses the IR3553 paired with 60A chokes just like the OC! Why is it so good on the Impact and so horrible that you can do nothing but complain about it on the OC?

Impact has a handful of more features in a really handy mini ITX size.


Z87X-OC has poor marketing. Thought it had ir3550 part which would make it real flagship board and value at $200. No flagship ir3550 part and very few features makes the board very unattractive at $200.
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post #883 of 1419
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Impact has a handful of more features in a really handy mini ITX size.


Z87X-OC has poor marketing. Thought it had ir3550 part which would make it real flagship board and value at $200. No flagship ir3550 part and very few features makes the board very unattractive at $200.

I only bought it because it was pretty and all the new asus boards look like ass. (excluding rog which look the same as always... lol)

Can't say I'm overly happy with it, good board but just had too many dramas unfortunately and after all this time none of them have been fixed.
Still can't leave my webcam plugged in or board won't post most of the time, psu won't power board without ignition making turning the pc on/off near impossible, newer bioses overclocking uncore 1 multi and making my system unstable etc....

And all the typos in the BIOS drive me nuts, learn english people! 3nd and 4st system fans... really!?!!
Doesn't exactly ooze professionalism....

If I had a slightly different setup I would have nothing but praise for it, but I just seem to of found everything it doesn't work properly with and combined them into one super painfull PC rolleyes.gif
post #884 of 1419
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Impact has a handful of more features in a really handy mini ITX size.


Z87X-OC has poor marketing. Thought it had ir3550 part which would make it real flagship board and value at $200. No flagship ir3550 part and very few features makes the board very unattractive at $200.

So you don't like the OC because it's not an ITX Gamer board? And you're unhappy with your purchase because you were confused by Gigabyte's marketing and were mislead by a review? If you check the review you cited, specifically this image:



See the asterisk next to "Single Package Design"? There's supposed to be a footnote clarifying that it's only on the Z87X-OC Force. Gigabyte is contacting Kitguru to get this issue fixed, but according to my contact at Gigabyte, the mistake was on Kitguru's side, not Gigabyte.

Here is the board's current marketing.



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post #885 of 1419


its the only ratio i could get to post and that is as far as i could take it keeping both un and core speeds the same.

funny as it boots into os and loads things faster than a little less uncore and more core.

i think it might be my new 24/7 setting, idk?


@SonDa5, how long are you going to keep beating a dead horse for dude?
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post #886 of 1419
Any info on whats changed in the F7a BIOS?
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@SonDa5, how long are you going to keep beating a dead horse for dude?

Never. My dissatisfaction is valid.


I'm probably going to get another z87x-oc once the price drops more and Gigabyte fixes the bios bugs and the c2 stepping is working.
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Hmm, what to tighten here to get sub 7-min times?

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what to tighten here to get sub 7-min times?


5ghz on CPU and slow down ram to 2600 cl 10-12-11-31 1T
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Z87 Statistics

Last updated 05/09/2013

6387 overclocking results
523 overclockers
82 mainboards
57 mainboards used
10 manufacturers

Top-5 most popular brands: Asus, GIGABYTE, MSI, ASRock, Intel
Top-5 mainboard by submissions: GIGABYTE Z87X-OC, Asus Maximus VI Extreme, Asus Maximus VI Hero, MSI Z87 MPower Max, MSI Z87-G45 Gaming
Top-5 mainboard by users: GIGABYTE Z87X-OC, Asus Maximus VI Extreme, Asus Maximus VI Hero, MSI Z87 MPower Max, ASRock Z87M OC Formula
Top-5 mainboard by LN2 users: GIGABYTE Z87X-OC, Asus Maximus VI Extreme, ASRock Z87M OC Formula, MSI Z87 MPower Max, ASRock Z87 OC Formula
Top-5 most popular cpus: Core i7 4770K, Core i5 4670K, Core i7 4770, Core i5 4570, Core i5 4570T

Top-5 most used CPU cooling: Water Cooling (41,79%), Liquid Nitrogen (22,05%), Air Cooling (17,98%), Single Stage (7,57%), Dry Ice (4,29%)
http://forum.hwbot.org/showthread.php?t=75024
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