I agree. but I was thinking of saving a bit of money for now and taking the most optimal choice for my situation. So if say I do have 80 ohms headphones, should i still pick this mobo? And if I did buy a sound card would this mobo still be worth the purchase. The others im considering between are UD3h/UD4h/gd65 or asus z87 pro.Originally Posted by iamlucky
This. The on-board sound is good, but for very good quality sound you will need a sound card.
Anyone knows if 80ohm headphones would be slightly starved with this mobo? Should I get it anyway?Originally Posted by delavan
In ref with the headphone amp question, I'd say no.
There is no reviews of the Max VI HERO that mentions that the sound subsystem has an AMP. Not even on ASUS product page.
Lots say that the sound is great, with a few interesting options (maybe gimmicky) like Sound radar, and the VOIP quality booster, but no AMPS.
I assume you're referring to me, if so, I use the UEFI Bios to set the overclock. AISuiteIII is great, but upon reboot my OC settings don't save, but then again its probably my fault for not looking for a way to.Originally Posted by OilCountry99
How are you achieving this clock? Via the ai suite, or tweaked in bios/uefi? Trying to establish a baseline for comparison but I am using the i5:4670k. No matter which way I clock it, I am getting inconsistent results with cpu-z.
Cooling : seidon 240m (push/pull)
Ram: corsair vengeance pro 8gb (1600mhz)
Hero has latest bios (7xxx)
You got one hell of a cpu sample thereOriginally Posted by VeerK
I didn't see Delavan's post, but I guess I'll start things off:
CPU: Intel i7 4770k @ 4.7 GHz @ 1.2 Volts (Batch L310492 Malaysia)
Cooling System: Phanteks PH-TC14PE BK using stock fans
Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow
Tested stability using Aida64 Extreme Edition for 6 hours, max temps via RealTempGT for uncured Shin Etsu X23 Thermal Paste 78 C. Will attach screenshots when I get home.
Does anyone have any benchmarking software in mind, so that we all get consistent comparable results?
Could be that you're using offset mode, I know with my 3770k I used to drop down to 1.6 GHz when idle. Try again tomorrow, get some coffee, and just start slow with most things on auto save multiplier and voltage. Once you get pretty stable, you can tweak the little things. Let us know.Originally Posted by OilCountry99
Nope, that was very helpful. I'll try it again in the morning. I'll also try to discern the batch number from some of the pics I took. Asus uefi guide lists that I should no exceed 1.23volts with my closed loop cooler. So, I will try in the bios again and see. What I mean by conflicting is cpu-z will fluctuate between 800 and 4.2 ish, no matter what Ai suite is reporting, whether at stock or in high performance preset. If I overclock in uefi , cpu-z fluctuates between 3.4 and 4.2. It is entirely possible I am missing something as this is my first build since lga775.
I've read the delta is about 200mhz between IB and Haswell. In other words 4.7ghz Haswell = 4.9ghz IBOriginally Posted by VeerK
Thanks, I googled the batch number when I first got it and was giddy with excitement and hope.
Could be that you're using offset mode, I know with my 3770k I used to drop down to 1.6 GHz when idle. Try again tomorrow, get some coffee, and just start slow with most things on auto save multiplier and voltage. Once you get pretty stable, you can tweak the little things. Let us know.
EDIT: Just for curiosity's sake does anyone know what the 4770k to 3770k comparison is? For example, is 4.6 GHz on the 4770k equal to 4.9 or 5.0 GHz on the 3770k?
The bug is that when pc goes to sleep/hibernate usb3.0 devices get disconnected. Have to unplug and re-plug back in. The new stepping on the boards are all supposedly shipping this week. There is a thread about this on the republic of gamers webpage. I cannot recall the new stepping revision number but mine is the old kind.