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EVGA Z87 Stinger Motherboard and GTX 760 FTW Graphics Card Review

EVGA Z87 Stinger Motherboard and GTX 760 FTW Graphics Card Review

EVGA Z87 Stinger Motherboard, GTX 760 FTW Graphics Card and 500B PSU Review

Test System and Methodology

EVGA Z87 Stinger (Intel Core i5-4670)
Asus Z87I-Pro (Intel Core i5-4670)
Gigabyte A88X (AMD A10-7850K)

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 FTW!
ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU Mini

2x 4GB AMD DDR3-2400
OCZ Vertex 450

Gauntlet Node USB 3.0 Enclosure containing Intel 520 Series SSD (USB 3.0 Testing)

Windows 8.1 64-bit
DirectX 11

Latest Drivers and OS/Game Patches

DOTA 2
Battlefield 4
Batman Arkham Origins
SiSoft Sandra
3DMark
ATTO

Fraps
GPUz

The test system was built from scratch, a format of the hard drive was performed (NTFS) and then Windows 8.1 was installed. Following the completion of the installation, the video drivers were installed. All windows updates were then installed as were the latest builds of the benchmarking tools. Finally, the hard drives were de-fragmented. For each test, the video drivers were set to default quality/optimizations (unless otherwise stated).

Good Benchmarking Practice
Where possible, each benchmark was performed three times and the median result for each resolution/setting is shown in the tables that will follow. All applications had their latest patches applied and all hardware features the latest BIOS/Firmware. Where appropriate any system recommended overclock was applied.

About Author

Stuart Davidson

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