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GIGABYTE Z170X-UD3 Ultra Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 25, 2016 8:49 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%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 boards, it's 5GHz.

 

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Even with the four phase CPU VCore VRM, the Z170X-UD3 Ultra can hit 5GHz.

 

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I was able to pull off a 4.7GHz stable overclock, which is not bad considering the very basic VRM. Anything higher will probably require a stronger voltage regulator.

 

 

Compatible Memory Overclocking Kits

 

Test 1: 2x4GB (8GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 2666C16

 

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This kit worked fine with only two sticks.

 

Test 2: 4x4GB (8GB) Corsair Dominator Platinum 3200MHz C16

 

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The Dominator Platinum kit used here worked the best out of the three kits I tested.

 

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

 

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The TridentZ wasn't easy to get running, I had to make some voltage adjustments to VCCSA and VCCIO and disable fast boot so that the memory could be properly trained.

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