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If you want to talk about which one OCs better
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Also "GIMMICK RELIABILITY CLAIMS" what do you think the "DURABLE" BS from Gigabyte is.

The difference is that compared to the gryphon, the gigabyte boards also have other things going for them as well.

All TUF boards from asus are overpriced mainstream boards with a new coat of paint.
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Also if you have any sort of delusion that the Gigabyte OC will run a higher OC on a chip than any other Z87 board you are sorely mistaken unless you are using LN2/DICE/Phase Change...

The OC has a more extensive bios when it comes to OCing, also better memory OC. And much better features for recovering from bad crashes etc.

True that you pretty much wont see any difference on air/water between different boards (unless you go sub $100) when it comes to CPU clocks. But having more options in the bios, better memory OC and all sorts of on board switches and buttons clearly makes the board a better experience for overclocking in general.
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PWM snip

Most of the gryphon PWM headers also work the exact same way. Instead of a proper PWM signal you have them connected to a 5V, meaning that they're controlled by voltage rather than true pwm signal.

They're no different from GB boards:



Looks like it has 2 true PWM connectors. But everything else is either 3-pin, or connected to 5V and controlled with voltage.

I am well aware that the TUF boards have less overclocking settings... but that doesn't make the OC better... the needed settings for any mainstream user are there and if you are going to spend that much money on a board and say it is because it OCs memory better than you might as well get the ASROCK Z87M OC Formula... Since it is just as good or better at OCing than any of the Gigabyte boards... It is also easier to OC with than the Gigabyte board because of the OC profiles that are built in... You can select a generic profile and then custom tune the voltages to your needs.

Yes it only has 2 PCIe 16x slots and then 1 1x and 1 4x but it costs less than the OC and is a better board for OCing memory and equal to for OCing everything else and easier to do so.



Again this is coming from someone who never backs up their own purchases and can admit that something he owns is flawed. I found it much easier to hit my OC targets on the ASROCK Z87M (I had the full size), I find that some boards that ASUS offers have intelligent features that are useful to some people, and honestly don't feel that the Gigabyte OC board offers any standout features or abilities compared to the other boards in the $200 area.

The OP isn't going to get 100MHz higher clocks on the Gigabyte OC than he would on the GIGABYTE GA-Z87M-D3H and the OC doesn't OC better than the less expensive ASROCK Z87M OC Formula and the Z87M OC Formula would be the winner for memory OC but again not even something the OP would be able to make use of... not to mention OCing the ram wont give him measurable performance gains.
Edited by givmedew - 3/17/14 at 4:19am
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To me, its honestly between the asus plus, gigabyte z87 oc or asrock extreme 6 all of which range from $219 to $251
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Between those three I would say whichever is cheaper out of the Gigabyte or the ASRock... just my opinion

Something to mention

I don't know if you will ever make use of the onboard video but this is what I have found among the 2 of them...

The ASRock has a neat HDMI IN that allows you to switch your monitor to see whatever is plugged into the HDMI in... it might be useful for an HTPC... I found NO use for it.

The ASRock might not be able to support 2560x1440 from on board HDMI never tested display port... I know the units I have used could not do it and ASRock had no explination.

With all the Gigabyte Haswell boards I tested 2560x1440 functioned perfectly from HDMI and Display Port.

That Gigabyte board has (2) HDMI and a Display Port out.

The ASROCK has (2) separate ETHERNET adapters on it... if one fails the other should still be fine...

The Gigabyte comes with an amazing video card support bracket for running it outside of a case but that probably doesn't matter...

As for the ASUS...

It does not have (2) Internal USB 3.0 headers like the other 2 boards have... you may wonder well who cares I only need 1 but when it comes to running your cables it is nice to be able to choose from plugging the USB 3 cable in near the 24pin or at the bottom of the board which is the 2 locations the ASRock and the Gigabyte have.

There isn't a whole lot I can get behind on the ASUS PLUS...
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post #64 of 206
Get i7 fulfil your requirement.
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i would be torn between gigabyte and asus on your place, but i think i would go finally for gigabyte smile.gif just love dem mobos smile.gif
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Between the two would be the Asrock, however when i had a asrock extreme for my 1155 it was super flimsy and had bent in the bottom right corner so it would not sit flat in the case
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To me, its honestly between the asus plus, gigabyte z87 oc or asrock extreme 6 all of which range from $219 to $251

To be honest you need a lot of justification to take those over a $100 cheaper board like the z87x-d3h. Dem features better be worth it cause someone with i5 on a d3h and better cooling would have a better oc
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a d3h is 179$ here
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im useing a msi motherbord there pretty good motherbords also but my self is still on z77
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The Z87 OC Formula sure does look like one awesome heavy big board!!!! I defiantly do not have a 8 pin and a 4 pin connector on my psu to power that beast! It looks so sexy thou i really want that board just for its looks and durability
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