Jump to content
Search In
  • More options...
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
IoWii

AsRock P67 PRO3 SE vs AsRock P67 PRO3

Recommended Posts

Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello,

im looking to upgrade my h77 board to a board that supports changing the multiplier as I want to squeze as much as i can out of my i7-2600. On eBay i found AsRock P67 PRO3 SE for cheap, but I cannot find any info on what is its difference to the AsRock P67 PRO3. Does anyone have any info?

Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, IoWii said:

Hello,

im looking to upgrade my h77 board to a board that supports changing the multiplier as I want to squeze as much as i can out of my i7-2600. On eBay i found AsRock P67 PRO3 SE for cheap, but I cannot find any info on what is its difference to the AsRock P67 PRO3. Does anyone have any info?

If you look at AsRock's product pages for both boards, the differences become very apparent. The SE is a basic low end board with a 4-phase VRM and the PCB is narrow, the Pro 3 is full ATX size and has an 8+2 phase VRM with bigger heatsinks to go along with it. However, the Pro3 does not support CrossFire while the SE does.

 

Since your CPU is locked though, the differences probably won't matter as much. You're not going to be able to change the multiplier much, you'll probably only be able to get a 400MHz OC out of the chip before the board stops allowing you to adjust it higher. That'll allow you to go from 3.5GHz all-core to 3.9GHz all-core, and with a 5MHz BCLK overclock, you could get up to almost 4.1GHz assuming everything else stays stable..


“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” - Martin Luther King Jr.


The Desktops

Main Rig: CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K | RAM: 16GB DDR4-2400 | Motherboard: Asus Strix Z270E | Storage: 256GB SSD, 2x1TB HDD | GPU: GTX 1080 Strix O8G

Cooling: Dual 240mm AIOs | Case: Fractal Design Meshify C (modified) | PSU: EVGA GS 550W

VR Rig: CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 | RAM: 8GB DDR3-1600 | Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 | Storage: 256GB SSD + 750GB HDD | GPU: GTX 970 Strix (BIOS modded, MSI Twin Frozr cooler) Cooling: 92mm Tower Cooler Push/Pull | Case: Silverstone GD09B | PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700W | HMD: Oculus Rift CV1 with 2 sensors

Server: CPU: 2x Intel Xeon E5645 | RAM: 16GB DDR3-1333 ECC | Motherboard: Supermicro X8DAi | GPU: Sparkle GTX 550 Ti

Cooling: 92mm Tower Cooler, Zalman CNPS9900MAX-R | Storage: 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD | Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG | PSU: Corsair CX550M


The Laptops

Lenovo X230: CPU: Intel Core i5-3210M | RAM: 8GB DDR3-1600 | Storage: 128GB SSD | GPU: Intel HD 4000 | Lenovo 44+ 84Wh Battery

MacBook Air (Early 2015, A1466) 13": CPU: Intel Core i5-5250M | RAM: 4GB DDR3-1600 | Storage: 256GB SSD | GPU: Intel HD 6000

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, TheSLSAMG said:

If you look at AsRock's product pages for both boards, the differences become very apparent. The SE is a basic low end board with a 4-phase VRM and the PCB is narrow, the Pro 3 is full ATX size and has a much beefier VRM with bigger heatsinks to go along with it. However, the Pro3 does not support CrossFire while the SE does.

 

Since your CPU is locked though, the differences probably won't matter as much. You're not going to be able to change the multiplier much, you'll probably only be able to get a 400MHz OC out of the chip before the board stops allowing you to adjust it higher. That'll allow you to go from 3.5GHz all-core to 3.9GHz all-core, and with a 5MHz BCLK overclock, you could get up to almost 4.1GHz assuming everything else stays stable..

Yes that is what im planning to do, 400MHz OC and a bit od BCLK. Would the SE board be good enough for that?

Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, IoWii said:

Yes that is what im planning to do, 400MHz OC and a bit od BCLK. Would the SE board be good enough for that?

It's kind of a basic board but it will probably do fine enough for what you're looking to do. It's hard to know because there's not a lot out there about the board.


“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” - Martin Luther King Jr.


The Desktops

Main Rig: CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K | RAM: 16GB DDR4-2400 | Motherboard: Asus Strix Z270E | Storage: 256GB SSD, 2x1TB HDD | GPU: GTX 1080 Strix O8G

Cooling: Dual 240mm AIOs | Case: Fractal Design Meshify C (modified) | PSU: EVGA GS 550W

VR Rig: CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 | RAM: 8GB DDR3-1600 | Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 | Storage: 256GB SSD + 750GB HDD | GPU: GTX 970 Strix (BIOS modded, MSI Twin Frozr cooler) Cooling: 92mm Tower Cooler Push/Pull | Case: Silverstone GD09B | PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 700W | HMD: Oculus Rift CV1 with 2 sensors

Server: CPU: 2x Intel Xeon E5645 | RAM: 16GB DDR3-1333 ECC | Motherboard: Supermicro X8DAi | GPU: Sparkle GTX 550 Ti

Cooling: 92mm Tower Cooler, Zalman CNPS9900MAX-R | Storage: 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD | Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX TG | PSU: Corsair CX550M


The Laptops

Lenovo X230: CPU: Intel Core i5-3210M | RAM: 8GB DDR3-1600 | Storage: 128GB SSD | GPU: Intel HD 4000 | Lenovo 44+ 84Wh Battery

MacBook Air (Early 2015, A1466) 13": CPU: Intel Core i5-5250M | RAM: 4GB DDR3-1600 | Storage: 256GB SSD | GPU: Intel HD 6000

Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, TheSLSAMG said:

It's kind of a basic board but it will probably do fine enough for what you're looking to do. It's hard to know because there's not a lot out there about the board.

Thanks for the help, its 40$ cheaper than other boards and i get an i5-3470 with it so I will pull the trigger. Thanks for your help!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×