We will outline the performance increases that can be obtained by using the Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87 motherboard to overclock our system. Our overclocked processor frequency was 4.5GHz and memory speed was 2133MHz.
As a performance comparison, we have included the overclocked results from ASRock’s Fatal1ty Z87 Killer and MSI’s Z87M Gaming motherboards. The maximum overclocked configuration achieved with each board was a 4500MHz (45 x 100MHz) processor frequency and 2133MHz CL9 memory speed.
Gigabyte’s board slots in between the MSI and ASRock options in the overclocked 3DMark 11 test. Results here are close enough to call them a draw.
A single one-hundredth of a point pushes Gigabyte’s G1.Sniper Z87 into top place in our overclocked Cinebench R11.5 chart. As was the case with 3DMark 11, performance differences here are almost non-existent.
Overclocking the 4770K to 4.50GHz has no effect on the G1.Sniper Z87 system’s frame rate in the Metro: Last Light benchmark.