Veteran motherboard reviewer Shawn Baxter at TweakTown recently got his hands on our new overclocking motherboard, the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC. Of course we’re really pleased to see Shawn give us his Editor’s Choice Award, scoring really highly in terms of raw performance and value for money. However, it was also really interesting to see Shawn’s take on the OC board, from the perspective of middle of the road DIY PC enthusiast, not as an extreme overclocker.
The OC board could, in some ways be a little intimidating to a casual DIYer, simply because HiCookie’s design is absolutely crammed with features and technologies that cater for the extreme overclocker. I know from experience that features like OC Ignition, OC brace, OC Tag etc can be a little difficult to explain to people unfamiliar with the darker arts of overclocking. Which is why is great to hear Shawn explain that regardless of its overclocking specific features, the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC is good choice for anyone looking for real performance.
“…you don't need to be some LN2 touting overclocking extremist to really take advantage of what GIGABYTE is offering in this board. Instead you just need to be someone who wants a quality motherboard that offers some excellent performance out of the box.”
Check out Shawn’s full review on TweakTown here.
Find out more about the GIGABYTE Z87X-OC motherboard here.