P8Z77-V DELUXE 7GHz CPU and Five World Records on Maximus V GENE
Taipei, Taiwan (April 24, 2012) ― ASUS overclocking prowess once again makes headlines with multiple performance achievements on ASUS motherboards featuring the Intel® Z77 chipset and 3 rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors. These include reaching the 7GHz clock speed threshold on the ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE motherboard, as well as five new world records on the ROG Maximus V GENE, also based on Intel® Z77. These new records all showcase the benefits of ASUS engineering, use of the finest materials and components, and user-friendly DIY features.
Achieving a 7GHz CPU
ASUS engineers have recorded a massive 7GHz CPU clock frequency today on the P8Z77-V DELUXE, using a 3 rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3770K processor with 16GB of DDR3 clocked at 2800MHz. Employing LN2 cooling, they were able to push the new processor to the limit and beyond, demonstrating the performance tuning abilities of ASUS Z77-based motherboards. The milestone also establishes that even so-called channel boards from ASUS are capable of very impressive overclocking feats, bringing the challenge and satisfaction of DIY tuning to a wider audience.
Champion board breaks five records in one day
True to the ROG creed of “Choice of Champions”, the Z77-based Maximus V GENE micro ATX gaming board exceeded no less than five world performance records in a single day. Once again, ASUS engineers utilized LN2 cooling (which is readily available to consumers) in order to ensure enhanced stability in the face of extreme performance demands.
The five new verified world records are as follows:
- AquaMark 3: 536638 marks using a Radeon™ HD 7970 graphics card clocked at 1600MHz core and 1900MHz GDDR5
- PiFast: 10.3 seconds with Intel® Core™ i7-3770K set to 6930MHz http://hwbot.org/submission/2276480_
- 3DMark®2001 SE: 164589 marks using a GeForce® GTX 580 clocked at 1553MHz core and 1250MHz GDDR5
- SuperPi: 5 seconds 187ms with Intel® Core™ i7-3770K set to 6961MHz http://hwbot.org/submission/2276472_
- SuperPi 32M: 4 minutes 52 seconds and 953ms with Intel® Core™ i7 set to 6735MHz
(This record has not been submitted as of this writing, but has been verified internally by ASUS engineers)
Always made for overclocking
These accomplishments all point to the investment by ASUS in enabling better and more readily accessible performance tuning. ASUS remains fully committed to the power user and enthusiast markets, offering a range of Intel® Z77-based motherboards designed for overclocking. This includes better materials, smarter layout, and tougher components, but also covers user-friendly features that make tapping computing potential easier. Select ASUS Z77-based motherboards offer exclusive features such as Wi-Fi GO! wireless enhancement, convenient USB BIOS Flashback, and Fan Xpert 2 custom cooling management. ROG motherboards, including the Maximus V GENE, go further with overclocking built into their DNA. They give users SupremeFX® III audio, Intel® Ethernet connection optimization, intelligent GameFirst bandwidth control, and unique mPCIe Combo expandability. They are by far the best choice for gamers and those passionate about overclocking.
ASUS, the world's top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world's best-selling and most award winning motherboards, is a leading enterprise in the new digital era. ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today's digital home, office and person, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktops, Eee Box and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, tablet devices, servers, multimedia and wireless solutions, networking devices, and mobile phones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 3,886 awards in 2011, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC™. With a global staff of more than 11,000 and a world-class R&D team of 3,100 engineers, the company's revenue for 2011 was around US$11.9 billion.
About ASUS Motherboards
Driven by homegrown innovation and dedication to absolute quality, ASUS has become the standard for motherboard excellence across diverse product ranges, leading the industry in global sales and positive customer feedback. Acknowledged by numerous accolades, ASUS motherboards propel computing forward with pioneering inventions. These include New DIGI+ Power Control, Dual Intelligent Processors for combined performance boosts and energy savings, and the unique whole-motherboard heat protection offered by the company's TUF Series Thermal Armor and Thermal Radar. ASUS Republic of Gamers motherboards enable unfettered overclocking and performance tuning, serving as the mainstays of numerous world computing records. Important ASUS exclusives such as USB 3.0 Boost with UASP support, USB BIOS Flashback, and UEFI BIOS with EZ Mode demonstrate the ASUS commitment to harmonizing ingenuity and environmental responsibility with care for the people who use technology in everyday life.
About ASUS ROG The ASUS Republic of Gamers was created in 2006 in response to gamers and hardcore enthusiasts who requested more from their hardware. Since its creation, ROG has grown into a brand known for high quality and is an active participant in both gaming and overclocking events around the world, including QuakeCon, BlizzCon and Dreamhack. In the past five years, numerous overclocking records have been broken with ROG hardware and worldwide media have earned the brand over 1,200 awards and accolades. Adhering to the principle of “The Choice of Champions”, the ROG lineup includes motherboards, graphics cards, notebooks, desktops, mice and audio solutions, all designed to give gamers and enthusiasts the edge to win. To learn more, visit ROG at http://rog.asus.com .