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GIGABYTE X299 AORUS Gaming 7 Motherboard Review (Page 7)

By: Steven Bassiri from Jul 24, 2017 @ 23:35 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Overclocking Results

CPU Overclocking

Right now, I am going to see how far the motherboard can push my 7900X. The best overclock (or typical one) able to pass my Handbrake 4K encoding benchmark for stability is 4.6GHz with 1.2v VCore.

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On this motherboard, I used a 1.75v input voltage, 1.2v VCore, Turbo Level LLC, and enabled XMP. The VRM and BIOS on the Gaming 7 are identical to that of the Gaming 9, and so is overclocking. Overall, a solid motherboard to overclock the 7900X.

Memory Overclocking

Vendors are encouraged to send over their prime X299 memory kits to find out XMP compatibility for each of the motherboards I test.

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The G.Skill 3600MHz Cas 16 kit, with four sticks of 8GB memory, was so easy to overclock with XMP. It's amazing how far the Intel HEDT IMC has come.

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GEIL sent over a nice 32GB 4x8GB 3200Mhz kit that also worked like a charm. It's less flashy, but a lot of people like less flashy.

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