Review: MSI Z170A Gaming M5 Motherboard

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Test Setup and Overclocking

Now it’s time for the numbers. Below are the settings used for each test, with all being included with the graphs to follow. We set up the board with the 6700k on stock settings, then flipped on the XMP settings ,and then finally moved to overclocking.

Stock (RAM @ 2,400MHz)

MSI Z170 Gaming M5 CPU-Z Stock MSI Z170 Gaming M5 CPU-Z Stock 2

XMP (RAM @ 2,666MHz)

MSI Z170 Gaming M5 CPU Z XMP 1 MSI Z170 Gaming M5 CPU Z XMP 2

Overclocked (RAM @ 2,666MHz)

MSI Z170 Gaming M5 CPU-Z OC 4.7GHZ MSI Z170 Gaming M5 CPU-Z OC 4.7GHZ Mem

We pushed our overclock up to 4.7GHz with 1.4v. however, 4.8Ghz was possible with more volts at around 1.45, but the temps were going beyond the threshold. 4,7GHz at 1.4V gave is a very stable overclock with zero temperatures issues with the Corsair H100i AIO.

Test Setup

MSI Z170A Gaming M5 Motherboard
Intel Core i7 6700K (Corsair H10oi)
Crucial Ballistix 2,666Mhz DDR4 RAM
Kingston v300 SSD
AMD R9 290X
Corsair AX860i

4. Test Setup and Overclocking

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