Now let’s run the same tests with the CPU and memory overclocked. You can see the difference in the system parameters in the following table:
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD7 mainboard didn’t participate in overclocking tests, because it didn’t let us test the stability of the overclocked processor under load and always dropped its frequency. As for the other mainboards, the Hyper-Transport bus frequency on them remained at the nominal 2600 MHz, the North bridge frequency was increased from 2200 to 2400 MHz and the memory frequency – to 1866 MHz. However, Asus mainboards allowed us to overclock our test processor to 4.5 GHz, while on MSI mainboard we had to stop 4.3 GHz that is why it is falling behind in all tests. Speaking of the two Asus mainboards, we can conclude that their performance in the overclocked mode is almost the same, which is what we would expect from related mainboards working in identical conditions.