In overclocked mode we test all the mainboards at the same GPU frequency of 4.5 GHz and with identical settings in order to establish how effectively the boards can work in modes other than nominal.
It might be different at overclocking because the ASRock Z77 Extreme11, P8Z77-V and Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H could overclock our CPU to its maximum of 4.6 GHz whereas the others stopped at 4.5 GHz. The three above mentioned models would have had an advantage due to that difference but we tested all of them at 4.5 GHz for the comparison’s sake.
As expected, the overall picture remains the same when the mainboards are overclocked. The P8Z77-V LE PLUS may show the slowest result, as in Cinebench 11.5, or go ahead of the others as in x264 FHD Benchmark, but it doesn’t differ much from other ASUS mainboards, and even from the mainboards of other brands.