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ASUS Z170-PRO (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Mar 8, 2016 2:36 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ASUS

Overclocking Results

 

CPU Overclocking

 

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This test applies 1.4v VCore measured, and then I try to get the highest possible validation frequency. The Z170-PRO did 5GHz.

 

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On the Z170-PRO, I was able to run 4.8GHz core, 4.2GHz cache, and DDR4 2666MHz as a stable overclock.

 

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I measured the VCore manually at the output capacitor of the CPU VRM; I measured at many different levels so you can reference them. CPU-Z isn't very accurate on this motherboard. Also, I counted eight levels of LLC on the Z170-WS and Maximus VIII Formula, but I only found 7 for the Z170-Pro.

 

Compatible Memory Overclocking Kits

 

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

 

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The Z170-Pro works well with this kit.

 

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

 

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The Z170-Pro works with this kit, but instead of setting XMP, you should set the memory multiplier and CAS latency manually along with proper voltages.

 

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

 

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The Z170-Pro surprisingly works quite well with this kit.

 

Test 4: 2x4GB (8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 4000MHz C19

 

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I was shocked that the Z170-Pro booted this kit. All I did was set XMP and the proper VCCIO and VCCSA voltages.

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