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BIOSTAR Racing Z170GTN Mini-ITX Motherboard Review (Page 7)

By Steven Bassiri on Nov 23, 2016 at 10:40 am CST - 0 mins, 41 secs reading time for this page
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.

BIOSTAR Racing Z170GTN Mini-ITX Motherboard Review 58 | TweakTown.com

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

BIOSTAR Racing Z170GTN Mini-ITX Motherboard Review 59 | TweakTown.com

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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Steven Bassiri

Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records under his belt. He brings that knowledge and experience to TweakTown.

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