Now let’s run the same tests with the CPU and memory overclocked. The following table shows you the difference in the system parameters:
Again, we don’t see much different in performance between our testing participants, although ASUS P8Z68-V, Gigabyte G1.Sniper 2 and Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-iSSD fall a little behind in the 7-Zip and 3DMark 11 Physics Score tests. This is quite logical because the performance in these tests is more sensitive to memory frequency, which was lower on these particular mainboards – 1600 MHz. It isn’t a huge difference compared with other mainboards which memory worked at 1866 MHz, but it is nevertheless quite noticeable. Therefore, you shouldn’t overestimate the importance of high memory clock, but at the same time you shouldn’t totally neglect it either.