Haswell tested: Intel Core i7 Processor Benchmark 4770K + Asus Z87 Motherboard Gryphon
The Intel Â® i7 4470K processor.
The Intel Â® i7 4470K one of the first exponents of the fourth generation of Intel Â® core, the new structure Haswell Â® , and this means new socket. The LGA 1150 socket is who can use this processor, so if you’re thinking about upgrading, you should consider a motherboard with Lynx Point chipset Z87, Asus Â® Z87 as Gryphon and perhaps a new source of energy , but not all bad, because the cooling systems for 1155 plates are fully compatible with this new socket.
The Intel Â® Core i7-4770K has a default speed of 3.5 GHz, with four physical cores by technology Intel Â® HyperThreading Owner, allows up to eight threads of processing, and reach up to 3.9GHz with Intel Turbo Boost. The Intel Â® Core i7-4770K also inaugurates a new breed of graphics co-processors, the Intel Â® HD Graphics 4600. Intel Â® i7 4470K has a TDP of 84W and has the multiplier unlocked, so if you want it, you must be willing to overclock.
The co-processor graph corresponds to a new version of HD4xxx, called Intel Â® HD 4600.
Motherboard Asus Â® Z87 Z87 Gryphon.
The Gryphon Motherboard Asus Â® Z87 chipset has a Point Lynk it compatible with the new Intel Â® processors Haswell. Asus Â® Z87-Gryphon is the first micro-ATX motherboard from ASUS TUF Â® family has 8-phase CPU Power, 2 x PCI-Express 3.0/2.0 x16 (dual x8/x8), one PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (max x4 mode), 1 PCI-Express 2.0 x1, 6 SATA 6.0 Gbps ports (supporting RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10), 6 USB 3.0/2.0 ports (2 on the plate and 6 rear), 8 USB 2.0/1.1 ports (4 on board and 4 rear) 8-channel audio with optical SPDIF (Realtek Â® ALC892), Gigabit LAN (Intel Â® I217V), DVI video output, HDMI, Support NVIDIA Â® Quad-GPU SLI â„¢ and AMD Â® Quad-GPU CrossFireX â„¢.
Motherboard Asus Â® Z87 Gryphon stands by the quality of its components, all certified TUF, The Ultimate Force, military quality and includes a frame for guiding the flow of air into the plate to maximize heat dissipation; between fixtures highlights a bridge to SLI â„¢, one Asus Q-connector kit, manuals, drivers and software DVD, SATA cable, Manual, Warranty Policy & Stickers. Asus Â® Z87 Gryphon includes among its arsenal of software, quite interesting features, some already knew them , and now we will highlight:
- THERMAL RADAR 2 Â®: Software that integrates Tuning Thermal, Thermal Status, Fan Control and Digi + Power Control, This controls the voltage, frequency and tolerance of the platform, automatically and personalized, giving ourselves efficiency or according to the scheme we use, caring thermal equilibrium of our platform.
- USB BIOS Flashback Â®: I got used to easily update the BIOS of our motherboards with USB memory, or from Windows Â® software, but Asus Â® goes a step further, a programmer, which downloads and installs the new version.
Like most modern boards, Gryphon Asus Â® Z87 incorporates a quite intuitive visual interface to handle the BIOS complete.
In the main section, we find the basic information and some options, such as selecting the device from which to start and three performance profiles.
Upon entering the advanced mode, you can access various options, which can add to a panel of favorites for quicker access.
From the main menu you access to general options.
In Ai Tweaker can change voltages and frequencies of our components.
In Advanced Options can handle the performance and work mode and USB Hard Drives.
In the Monitor can check the temperatures, voltages and frequencies of our system.
In the Start option, you can edit how we start our system, and disable the EUFI mode to run unsigned operating systems.
And finally, we have tools, where we can create profiles and can update your BIOS.
Test was used to evaluate various aspects critical platform are performed in triplicate and the average result is reported. Together will be a platform to overclock following specifications and manufacturers recommendations … without being extreme.
|Processor||Intel Core i7 4770K|
|Motherboard||Asus Z87 Gryphon|
|Memoirs||KHX1600c9d3t1k2/8G Kingston HyperX (2x4GB) / 8G (2x4GB)|
|Video Card (integrated)||Intel Â® HD 4600|
|Source of Power||Green EarthWatts 500W (EA-500D)|
|Processor Cooling||Thermaltake Contac 30|
|Storage||Kingston HyperX 120GB|
|Monitor||LT22B350 Samsung LED 22 “1080p|
|Cabinet||Cooler Master HAF 912|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8 Pro|
|Drivers|| Intel Chipset Driver V126.96.36.1997 for Windows 7 32/64bit, Windows 8 32/64bit. (WHQL) V188.8.131.52 Intel LAN Driver for Windows 7 32/64bit, Windows 8 32/64bit. (WHQL) Management Engine Interface V184.108.40.2067 for Windows 7 32/64bit, Windows 8 32/64bit. (WHQL)
Intel AHCI / RAID Driver Disk for Windows 7 32/64bit, Windows 8 32/64bit.
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver V220.127.116.113 software for Windows 7 32/64bit, Windows 8 32/64bit. (WHQL)
Intel – Intel USB 3.0 Driver V18.104.22.168 for Windows 7 32/64bit. (WHQL)
Intel Graphics Accelerator Driver V22.214.171.12407 for Windows 7 32/64bit, Windows 8 32/64bit. (WHQL)
|Benchmarks, games and utilities|| Benchmarking HD x264
HWMonitor 1.20 64-bit
AIDA64 Extreme Edition v2.400.1900
Processor Arithmetic Performance.
This is critical for applications that make heavy use of floating point calculations and, like most suite of numerical and data analysis.
Super Pi – 32 Million.
Outstanding performance, stock 507.02 seconds and 474.14 seconds using overclock, scaling performance by 5%.
wPrime – 1024 Million.
Great performance Stock 209,926 seconds and 199,822 seconds with OC, achieving 6% climb.
SiS Sandra Processor Arithmetic
Using OC only achieved an improvement of 3%, but that performance scale from 62 to 94% comparative level of our platform (Ranking SiS Sandra)
We increase the yield from 2.76 GB / s 2.86 Gb / s, which represents an increase of the capacity of 4%.
This point is key, and involves the process efficiency of energy utilization for a workload, and here also highlights our + Asus Intel platform.
Multimedia Performance Processor.
The x264 video encoding test, was reached at 11.89 fps and 11.23 fps overclocked stock conditions, representing a variation of 5%.
SiS Sandra Multimedia processor.
Very good results, but the OC, failed big improvement, only 1%.
This point will be measured by some test suites and generally this point will give us an idea of â€‹â€‹the potential of the platform.
3D Mark 6
The score of this platform is about 8300 points, which is pretty good, considering that lack a dedicated graphics solution. The differences between overclock and stock are negligible.
S OpenGL multilanguage and multiplatform API for writing applications that produce 2D and 3D charts to measure the performance of the platform. Again the result is remarkable because it does not have a dedicated video card graphics co-processing.
General Points Sis Sandra.
The results lead to the platform to be crowned on 91% of the platforms ranked in SiS Sandra.
Reading speed ASS Disco.
The ideal maximum speed our SSD is 525MB / s, and we managed to reach 516 MB / s, which represents 98% of the theoretical value.
RAM read speed.
The result is much higher than expected for a ram DDR3-1600 memories, all this because of the quality of the Z87 Chipset.
STALKER: Call of Pripyat.
The tests were conducted on High and Ultra quality, using DX11.
STALKER: Call of Pripyat Day
STALKER: Call of Pripyat Night
STALKER: Call of Pripyat Rain.
STALKER: Call of Pripyat SunShats.
Lost Planet 2.
Performance test using DirectX 11.
Resident Evil 5.
Performance test using directX 10.
Tests were conducted under two conditions, Maximum (Mode: 1920 x 1080 8xAA fullscreen, Shaders: high, Textures: high, Filter: trilinear, Anisotropy: 4x Occlusion: enabled, Refraction: enabled, Volumetric: enabled, Tessellation: extreme) and High (Mode: 1920 Ã— 1080 fullscreen, Shaders: high, Textures: high, Filter: trilinear, Anisotropy: 4x Occlusion: enabled, Refraction:, enabled, Volumetric: enabled, Tessellation: disabled) using DirectX11 and OpenGL
We finally have a Windows 8 Ready (ready to use) that is not a problem with the drivers, simply ASUS + Intel this solution works, and very well. Performance foolproof and unrivaled thermal equilibrium at this point, the only great but is the price.
Such platforms are not designed for a casual user, or even for a gamer might be too, is rather a high performance platform for work, especially for data processing, virtualization or compilation, that’s where this great ability shines computing.
Regarding testing, the reviewer has yet to refine its methodology so comments are welcome.
Intel Â® i7 4470K Processor
- Arithmetic performance, cryptographic and energy efficiency of the best on the market.
- Multimedia performance and co-procesamientogrÃ¡fico is more than outstanding.
- The graphics processor unit is more than competent versus AMD APU praise and starts stand facing dedicated solutions.
- Multiplier unlocked.
- Thermal efficiency very well made, in any of the tests surpassed the 58 Â° C
- The price is not cheap at all.
Due to its characteristics grant we awarded the Intel Â® i7 4470K one Zippy Dorado, the highest distinction *
Asus Â® Z87 Motherboard Gryphon.
- Lots of USB ports on the front and rear.
- Thermal dissipation (default is very good, and further enhances the armor).
- Quality military grade materials, with 5 year warranty.
- Z87 Chipset overclock possibilities delivery and a very good driver for the SATA connections.
- Asus Software is not crapware, serves a lot.
- USB BIOS Flashback, not revolutionary for what it does, but if it does so without complications.
- Includes Asus Q-connector, an adapter to make life simple when connecting pin.
- High quality rear panel, and colored to distinguish ports easily.
- The Price.
- It lacks VGA port and eSata.
Due to its characteristics we grant Asus Â® Z87 attach to one Zippy Gryphon Gold, the highest distinction *.
Final summary of the Platform.
Relationship Performance / Price
* From now on will award a rating to the products reviewed, Zippy Dorado, Dorado and Zippy Zippy Copper, where the golden identifies a protruding, silver is a quality product, and charged a product aimed at a niche or a particular feature, standing on this, and hopefully will not have to break this scale products …Tags: asus, Asus Z87 Gryphon, benchmark, Hasell, intel, Intel Core i7 4770k, lga 1150, overclock