Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday September 04, 2012

Sapphire and ECS X79 Motherboard Review

Overclockers Club has a couple X79 motherboards going head to head today. The mobo comparo features two boards, one from Sapphire and the other from ECS. Here's a quote from the article to get you started:

After looking at the lack of a heat sink over half of the VRM package I was leery of pushing too hard on the ECS X79R-AX. But push it did and offered up a higher overclock than the Sapphire Pure Black X79N by over 100MHz. The ECS BIOS allows the user to adjust the voltages in positive or negative increments instead of a fixed value for the CPU. By adjusting the vcore up and enabling LLC I was able to push the Core i7 3960X to 4653MHz using 1.46v.