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ASRock X99 Taichi (Intel X99) Motherboard Review (Page 7)

By Steven Bassiri from Jul 12, 2016 @ 13:11 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ASRock

Overclocking Results

CPU Overclocking

If you hadn't already heard, the 6950X 10-core $1700 beast isn't the best overclocker. I cannot validate CPU frequency anywhere near 5GHz, and I cannot even boot at 4.5GHz, but I can run 4.4GHz on all cores. I have decided to change how I do the overclocking section and determine exactly what it takes to push to the CPU to this maximum stable frequency on the different motherboards I test.


ASRock's motherboard's auto rules for voltages are present; the VRIN will automatically increase, but you might still want to set it manually along with cache voltage. I am not so crazy about their secondary and tertiary timing auto rules; they are set too tight for my taste. I recommend XMP or one of their memory overclocking presets if you are going to overclock memory. The motherboard was easy to overclock; I didn't have many issues and with LLC level 2, what you set is what you get.


Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB 3200MHz CAS 16 worked like a charm.


G.Skill TridentZ 32GB 3200MHz CAS 14 32GB also worked like a charm.

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