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.
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.
While EVGA's LLC implementation is a simple enable/disable option, it is still quite effective.
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
EVGA's power savings options are also all located on a single page.
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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- Page 1 [Introduction to Skylake Overclocking]
- Page 2 [Disclaimer and Before You Begin Overclocking]
- Page 3 [Overclocking Flow Chart, Non-K SKUs, BCLK, and Multipliers]
- Page 4 [BCLK, Core, Cache, Memory, and FCLK Scaling]
- Page 5 [Skylake Overclocking Voltages]
- Page 6 [Power Savings and Voltage/Power Analysis]
- Page 7 [The Durability of Intel's 14nm Node]
- Page 8 [Skylake Memory Overclocking: Corsair and Frequency Scaling]
- Page 9 [Skylake Memory Overclocking: G.Skill and Memory Timings]
- Page 10 [ASRock Z170 Overclocking: Z170 OC Formula]
- Page 11 [ASUS Z170 Overclocking: Maximus VIII Extreme]
- Page 12 [EVGA Z170 Overclocking: Z170 Classified 4-Way]
- Page 13 [GIGABYTE Z170 Overclocking: Z170X-SOC Force]
- Page 14 [MSI Z170 Overclocking: Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION]
- Page 15 [Stability Testing, Delidding, Crashing, and Throttling]
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