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GIGABYTE X399 Designare EX Motherboard Review (Page 7)

By Steven Bassiri on Oct 26, 2017 03:55 pm CDT - 0 mins, 46 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 93%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Overclocking Results

CPU Overclocking

AMD's Threadripper platform is quite interesting, as AMD stated the top 5% of Zen dies become Threadripper CPUs. That is a big deal, as that would also mean the CPU should overclock quite high, or at least consistently high.

My best overclock on the X370 platform was 4GHz with 3200MHz memory speeds after months of BIOS updates so that I will aim for the same here. Most people get limited around 4.1GHz, and I know my 1950X can't do 4.1Ghz stable on all cores without tons of voltage or better cooling.

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Overclocking was fairly easy, I just set the CPU multiplier to 40x, XMP to enable, and typed in manual voltage of 1.32 with LLC level Turbo. I was off to a nice and stable 4.0GHz overclock. The motherboard also has a new heat sink design with a built-in fan, but that fan never turned on.

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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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