What is great about overclocking on the X99 Deluxe, you can get a great starting stable overclock just by using their 5 Way Optimization. For someone who overclocks often this is a great way to get a solid starting point to work on going even higher and anyone who doesn’t know how to overclock can overclock in short amount of time with no work. This time around they made a few improvements to the software though. Running through without getting into the advanced options didn’t change, but in advanced they added options to add a memory test when resting, an AVX Test, and even the ability to set the test duration. All of these features allow you to make the test that Asus runs after each overclock even more strict. If you plan on doing a lot of encoding on important projects for example you can tune it to test for an extended period of time. You also get options to change the starting overclock, or to set a temperature limit that you want to tune around!
I spoke about it in our i7-5960X review. I ran our CPU through the overclock. As you can see below, as Asus is bumping up to multiplier they show you what they are turning up and then as they test to make sure the overclock is stable you can see the temperatures, load, voltage, and how far into the stress test you are. In the end our CPU came out with an extremely impressive 4.7. I was actually able to edge a tiny bit more out of it myself, but for an auto tune without the Bclk tune turned on it did extremely well. As you can see from the temps, I think we could have done even better with more cooling. Sadly our water cooling on the test bench was acting up, so this was done on air. Here in the next few weeks I might have to put together a custom loop and turn things up even more.