Stock performance was impressive across the board when compared to the Intel solution in just about every single test, showing how well the clock speeds are dynamically managed to deliver higher performance metrics. Overclocking is a way to further drive improved performance and the Z87-GD65 is no slouch in this department, able to easily take my Core i7 4770K up to its limits with no problems. As far as the memory/clock speed ratio is concerned, MSI has the board tuning down to allow the end user the ability to get the most out of the installed memory and processor. OC results of 4.7GHz on the CPU cores running the system memory at 2600MHz illustrates that yes, your parts stand a chance at getting to the top of the Gaming charts. If tuning manually is not your style you can always use OC Genie 4 with multiple profiles to step up the performance a bit."
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