Now let’s see what we have with the processor, graphics core and memory overclocked. With the ASUS A88XM-Plus we overclocked the processor to 4.4 GHz, the graphics core to 960 MHz and the memory to 2133 MHz with timings of 9-11-11-31-2N (using the XMP profile).
The Gigabyte GA-F2A88XM-D3H could overclock the graphics core and memory to the same level. As for the processor, we set the same clock rate of 4.4 GHz as with the ASUS but it would drop to the default level of 3.7 GHz or even lower at high loads.
We’ve got just what we expected. The ASUS is ahead of its opponent because the later drops its processor clock rate. The only exception is WinRAR 5.10 Beta 3 where the Gigabyte is slightly faster. The WinRAR test must be inaccurate as it tries to deny the obvious. We'll probably have to replace it with something else.