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GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 6 (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Feb 18, 2016 2:12 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Overclocking Results

 

CPU Overclocking

 

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I have decided to reduce the CPU VCore to 1.4v applied (I will measure real VCore at the output capacitors), and see how high I can validate. The Z170X-Gaming 6 does 5GHz just like most other motherboards.

 

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On the Z170X-Gaming 6, I was able to run 4.8GHz core, 4.2GHz cache, and DDR4 2666MHz as a stable overclock.

 

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I went ahead and indicated where you can read the different voltages for overclocking since there are no voltage read points. I also measured the VCore manually with and without LLC so that you can see how the LLC works in case software VCore readings are off (which they many times are).

 

Compatible Memory Overclocking Kits

 

Test 1: 4x8GB (32GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666MHz C16

 

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The board was able to boot up on four of these sticks at XMP without issue.

 

Test 2: 4x4GB (16GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum 3200Mhz C16

 

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This kit also worked quite well with the motherboard.

 

Test 3: 2x4GB (8GB) G.Skill Trident Z 3733MHz C17

 

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GIGABYTE officially supports up to DDR4 3466MHz, but I was able to run this 3733Mhz kit without issue. If you run a higher speed kit, check GIGABYTE's memory QVL list for compatibility.

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