Originally Posted by stasio
Yea,I agree.......but not only this Gigabyte Z87 OC Guide,as others company OC Guide as well.
After many "new records" or "Total Domination!" and OC Guide for ES chips
various companies (persons), done all with Engineering Sample (ES) or Qualification Sample
(QS)............it's time to turn the page and start to look in RETAIL version
Is nice to see what ES version can do........
but we all buying Retail version which didn't perform as ES.
I will update the guide for Retail based on what I have seen around the net and more testing that i have been doing. The only difference seems to be the required voltage. Right now my settings should work if your CPU is in the upper 35% of Retail CPUs, and of course it is the luck of the draw.
Originally Posted by ABAD1DEA
i loaded bios defaults and this is my VID i guess
btw. Sin can i post my 4,5 ghz bios settings and what i would set for 4,8 ghz?. maybe you can find whats wrong.
i never get cinebenchstable @ 4,8 ghz doesnt matter how much vcore ect.
That is pretty good! You can already OC higher than me hahaha, seriously, so its not that all ES are better, just more of them seem to clock better. Intel might have done this on purpose to sell more Ivy Bridge CPUs, then later on start selling costa Rica CPUs and increasing the bin for the K SKUs, they can do it, nothing anyone can do.
yea post your settings, and I will help you.
Originally Posted by BlockABoots
where can i get the latest version of TweakLauncher from?
Stasio should have it in one of his tweaktown threads.
Hey yea so i am about to update the guide with retail CPU voltage ranges, they are about 0.1v higher than the ES but only for CPU VCore, you can also try lowering VIN to 1.8v for VCore below 1.4v that might help with temperatures, then you can increase vRing if needed, this is what one of the profiles i have been working on does. Of course every CPU is different and you can see that here. My testing was done with ES that is fine, but only thing that changes with retail is what to expect with the VCore and CPU frequency.