Now let’s see what happens during the tests in overclocked mode when we increased the clock generator frequency. I would like to remind you that most mainboards overclocked our test processor to 4.1 GHz. The memory in this case worked at 1370 MHz with 6-6-6-18-1T timings. ASRock and Biostar mainboards went only as far as 3.9 GHz, but they allowed higher memory frequency of 1627 MHz with the same exact timings.
In most tests we clearly see two groups: those that managed to overclock the processor to the maximum of 4.1 GHz, and those that stopped at 3.9 GHz. However, ASRock and Biostar mainboards do not fall behind the pack in 7-zip, which is quite logical considering that they have memory working at higher speed and it has significant influence on the performance in this application. There is not much difference between these two groups in games and 3DMark, because it is the graphics card performance that matters most here.