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TweakTown's Ultimate Intel Skylake Overclocking Guide

By: Steven Bassiri | Guides | Posted: Dec 21, 2015 3:11 pm

The Board

 

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EVGA's Classified series has been a favorite for enthusiasts for a while. It offers simplicity matched with quality. The EVGA Z170 Classified 4-Way was used in this review for systems and temperature testing. EVGA has their own overclocking guide here.

 

 

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EVGA's Classified is one of a few Z170 motherboards with a PLX chip for 3 and 4-way SLI capability, something that makes it great for 3D overclockers who want many video cards. Overclocking features are prominent, and most everything you need for enthusiast overclocking is present. Voltage read points are through a provided fan out connector, but I do believe the board support EVGA's EVBOT. More information can be found here.

 

 

LLC Performance

 

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While EVGA's LLC implementation is a simple enable/disable option, it is still quite effective.

 

 

BIOS

 

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The UEFI is setup so that overclocking is very simple, everything is located on a single page. The simplicity of the UEFI means that novice overclockers will not be intimidated, but it does not have the most settings I have seen (for instance FLCK is hidden and set to 10x always).

 

 

BIOS Power Savings

 

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EVGA's power savings options are also all located on a single page.

 

 

OC Software

 

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EVGA's eLEET program still exists to this day! It is like a much beefier CPU-Z with in-Windows tuning.

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