GPU Water Block Layout
The WATERCOOL HeatKiller GPU-X3 Core GPU water block is a universal liquid cooling block. The four mounting screws in each of the four corners of the main GPU area are...
Graphics Card Layout
The EVGA GTX 970 SC graphics card features a flat black color scheme with two 92mm fans with 11 blades each. The higher blade count on the fans allows the fans to operate at a...
Synthetic Benchmark Testing
SiSoft Sandra 2012
The Sandra benchmarks remain a fast and easy way to determine how well the system's CPU and memory...
Audio Subsystem Testing
Audio Playback Testing
Using a selection of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music tracks and Windows Media Player, the audio subsystem playback performance was tested for playback accuracy and fidelity.
Playback using the app provided...
To verify that the motherboard works as advertised, the board was run through our standard benchmark suite. In most cases, the results are presented for the motherboard under review as well as a different...
The following screens detail settings on the Advanced, Monitor, Boot, Tools, and Exit tabs in the Advanced Mode interface.
The following screens detail settings on the EZ Mode interface and Main and Advanced tabs in the Advanced Mode interface.
EZ Mode Interface
EZ Mode, Main page
ASUS bundled the Z97-Pro Gamer motherboard with the latest version of the ASUS UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) implementation, a customized version of the AMI baseline UEFI BIOS replacement. The UEFI offers full keyboard and mouse support...
GameFirst II is the latest revision of ASUS' application for optimizing network traffic through the on-board network controllers for gaming use. It offers the same functionality...