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  • EVGA Z170 Classified Motherboard Review


    Benchmarks - Overclocked

    As with all of our reviews, we pit the default speed system against the overclocked one in a head-to-head byte match.  The effective overclock for these tests is 4.78Ghz @ 46x multiplier and 104 BLCK. 

    At first this overclock was rather easy to obtain with only a slight bump in CPU voltage.  I was surprised to see how well my processor responded to BCLK adjustments on the Classified with an effortless 104BCLK.  Memory was set to XMP Profile 2 and with the Base Clock adjustment ramped up to 2900Mhz.  The Memory controller also increased to just over 4Ghz which should really increase raw memory speeds.

    SiSoft Sandra
    Unreal Tournament 3
    Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare
    Futuremark PCMark 7
    Futuremark PCMark 8
    Overclocking Conclusion

    Overclocking the EVGA Z170 Classified was pretty straight forward and not much different from a LGA1150 Haswell.  For some overclocking is a confusing prospect and the new EVGA UEFI layout takes out the guess work.  Sure, you may need to look up a few things but for the most part everything I set worked and many of the Auto settings worked out better than if I tweaked them manually.

    Some of the highlights of this overclock is 30GB/s memory speed which is normally reserved for 3Ghz memory speeds and above.  The increase in controller speed helped here along with the slight bump in BCLK