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GIGABYTE X299 AORUS Gaming 3 Motherboard Review (Page 7)

By Steven Bassiri on Aug 24, 2017 11:45 am CDT
Rating: 90%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.


I set 1.75 input voltage with LLC on Turbo, then I set the VCore to 1.22v, phases to extreme performance, and enabled XMP. With a CPU multiplier of 46x, I was easily able to achieve my target 3600Mhz memory and 4.6GHz CPU frequency with ease. Temperatures on the CPU went towards 85C, but only one core surpassed 80C.

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.


The G.Skill 3600MHz CAS 16 kit easily hits its target, all I did was enable XMP.


GEIL's 32GB of EVO Spear hit 3200Mhz with ease as well.

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Steven Bassiri

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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