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BIOSTAR Racing Z170GTN Mini-ITX Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: BIOSTAR

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 its tiny VRM, the motherboard had no problem overclocking the CPU to 5GHz.

 

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I was able to pull off a 4.7GHz stable overclock, which is the same on ATX motherboards. The VRM was able to maintain the overclock without throttling, something not many Mini-ITX motherboards can accomplish.

 

 

Compatible Memory Overclocking Kits

 

There are no XMP options in the UEFI, and the highest memory multiplier is 21.33x, meaning you can't run memory faster than stock, and not with XMP. We have to wait for BIOSTAR to update the BIOS.

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