Now let’s see what we have with the CPU and memory overclocked. We reached the same overclocking results with every mainboard, so the CPU worked at 4.5 GHz and the memory worked at 2133 MHz with timings of 9-11-11-31-2N. The Intel DZ87KLT-75K was the only one to work with timings of 9-11-11-31-1N.
The ASUS Z87-Deluxe doesn’t show anything exceptional in our tests, but the good news is that it is not as slow as the ASUS Z87-K. This may be due to our manually setting the cache memory frequency in sync with the CPU clock rate.
Similar mainboards should deliver similar performance under the same conditions, which is what the ASUS Z87-Deluxe does. The ASUS Z87-Deluxe may be slower or faster than its rivals, yet the difference is never too large.