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GIGABYTE Z170X-Designare Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 18, 2016 4:49 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Overclocking Results

 

CPU Overclocking

 

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. On most motherboards, it's 5GHz.

 

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The Z170X-Designare hit 5GHz.

 

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I was able to produce a stable 4.7GHz overclock.

 

 

Compatible Memory Overclocking Kits

 

Test 1: 2x8GB (16GB) Corsair Vengeance 2666MHz C16

 

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The Dominator Platinum worked without a hitch.

 

Test 2: 2x4GB (8GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum 3200MHz C16

 

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The Dominator Platinum works on this motherboard.

 

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

 

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The TridentZ worked very well.

 

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

 

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The Corsair 4GHz kit doesn't work on many Z170 motherboards, but it works fine on the GIGABYTE Z170X-Designare.

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