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Best Z97 ATX board for low DPC latency.

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Hello

I built a new PC recently with an ASUS Z97-A motherboard. However I am having SEVERE DPC Latency issues related to USB. I never had these issues with my generic $80 Intel board on my LGA1156 build or my brothers ThinkPad. It even occurs after a fresh install of Windows. Due to not being able to return the board due to outside of return window and the fact that ASUS cannot send me a new board due to being out of stock (and from my previous ASUS RMA experience I don't think it's going to be pleasant.) So I am looking for a new Z97 chipset board. Some of my criteria: Non ASUS (have a bitter taste about them now), Works well with Windows 7, has good DPC Latency and a stable BIOS among other things.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks.
Edited by jtl999 - 10/22/14 at 7:24pm
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Any suggestions would be welcome.
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post #3 of 5
Msi Mpower MAX AC seems to have a very low dpc latency.

http://images.anandtech.com/graphs/graph7966/63680.png
Edited by Sintezza - 10/24/14 at 9:01am
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Curious, but have you tried something like this?

It seems that allows you to narrow down exactly what is causing the DPC latency. Also, do you know exactly which peripheral is causing the issue? I know you're bitter with ASUS right now, so you might not be in the troubleshooting mood redface.gif.
 
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Yes I have. USB controller latency even with fresh install of Windows! Not a problem with my peripherals (tried them with corei3 LGA1156 box, and AMD based Thinkpad. all fine) Even happens disabling USB3 and keeping USB3 on installing Intel USB3 drivers.
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