CPU overclocking was simple and straightforward. I set XMP, set CPU ratio to x50, VCore to 1.3v, LLC to Turbo, FCLK and Uncore didn't need to be changed as they were already where I wanted them (1GHz and 42x). The motherboard's VRM and auto-rules are top notch, and I have no issues producing a stable overclock.
Compatible Memory Overclocking Kits
In this section, I overclock four memory kits only using XMP, if the kit works then the results are below. I welcome memory vendors to send in their kits to be tested on each motherboard.
Corsair Dominator Platinum 3200MHz C16 8GBx2
GEIL EVO X RGB 3200MHz C16 8GBx2
GEIL EVO FORZA 3200MHz C16 8GBx2
G.Skill TridentZ 3866C18 16GB (8GBx2)
The Z270X-GAMING SOC overclocked all of our kits with ease by just enabling XMP, including the TridentZ 3866MHz kit.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging and Z270X-GAMING SOC Overview]
- Page 3 [GIGABYTE Z270X-GAMING SOC Circuit Analysis]
- Page 4 [GIGABYTE Z270X-GAMING SOC Circuit Analysis Continued]
- Page 5 [BIOS and Software]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup]
- Page 7 [Overclocking]
- Page 8 [CPU, Memory, and System Benchmarks]
- Page 9 [System IO Benchmarks]
- Page 10 [Thermal Imaging and Power Consumption]
- Page 11 [What's Hot, What's Not & Final Thoughts]
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