Friday, June 13th 2014

GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 Dominates at Computex 2014 OC Events

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards launched last week at their press conference the new extreme overclocking Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 motherboard. Engineered specifically for the most hardcore overclocker needs, the SOC-FORCE LN2 motherboard has already established itself as the clear Z97 overclocking leader at this year's Computex OC competitions.

"One of the greatest parts of working for GIGABYTE as an overclocker is the ability to come out with what at first seems like crazy idea, have our skilled engineers be able to build it, and have the backing of our management to allow the concept to go into production for sale," commented Hicookie, Chief Overclocking Evangelist, GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. "The Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 is a true testament to this forward-thing philosophy, and I can't wait for other overclockers around the world be able to use this motherboard to break even more world records."

GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2
Featuring the latest Intel 9 Series Chipset and supporting 4th and 5th generation Core CPUs, the GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 was specially engineered with 2 memory DIMM slots located closer to the CPU with no fan mounting holes in order to deliver the world's fastest DDR3 memory performance. Introduced to the world at GIGABYTE's press conference on Monday, June 2nd 2014, the GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2, under the skillful hands of GIGABYTE OC evangelists HiCookie, Sofos1990 and Dino22, managed to set the world's highest frequency memory overclock live at the event at 4.5GHz using Kingston HyperX Predator memory (XMP 2933MHz), demolishing the almost year old record of 4.4GHz. Later in the week at the Kingston OC Takeover World Finals, team GIGABYTE was able to set an even higher record frequency of 4.56GHz.

But that was not it for the new comer to the GIGABYTE overclocking lineup. Throughout the week of Computex, several overclocking events and competitions were hosted by various companies including Intel, Kingston and G.SKILL, becoming the perfect proving grounds for the Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 to go head-to-head with its rivals. Saying that the Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 became the headline attraction at Computex is not an understatement; here is a recap of all achievements accomplished by the 9 Series overclocking series motherboards during Computex.
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4 Comments on GIGABYTE Z97X-SOC FORCE LN2 Dominates at Computex 2014 OC Events

#1
Lopez0101
Without mounting holes, do LN2 tubes just rely on their weight to have enough pressure on the CPU? Or does the amount of cooling performance negate the need for much mounting pressure?
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buildzoid
by: Lopez0101
Without mounting holes, do LN2 tubes just rely on their weight to have enough pressure on the CPU? Or does the amount of cooling performance negate the need for much mounting pressure?
Certain test benches allow you to use a really long screw to supply the mounting pressure. It's not so much a problem of mounting pressure with LN2 as how to keep the pot in place without a proper mounting.
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BenchmarkBOT
by: buildzoid
Certain test benches allow you to use a really long screw to supply the mounting pressure. It's not so much a problem of mounting pressure with LN2 as how to keep the pot in place without a proper mounting.
Also, if you use an LN2 pot that is heavy enough(like the Kingpin F1 Dark, 2.8kg) it should be okay without mounting, I mean I saw it in computex demos that after the pot froze it somehow 'stick' to CPU IHS.

If only there's a way to properly mount a heatsink in there, I would very much like to see how DDR3 memories can fly on that SOC Force LN2 board due to the optimized DIMM traces(tighter latencies possible, maybe?), even on aircooling.
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marsey99
get the non ln2 version?
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