ASUS ROG STRIX X299-E Gaming Motherboard Review: Page 8 of 9

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Posted by Damon Bailey on Monday, August 28, 2017 - 8:00am

Overclocking

Using ASUS’s automatic system optimization built into the Dual Intelligent Processors 5 suite required a few mouse clicks, and 2 reboots.

After a reboot, the system steps through frequency multipliers and runs some small stability tests before moving on. At one point, the system stopped responding and rebooted. After it finished the last reboot after its run of about 3 minutes, we were given up to  4.70 GHz with 2 cores active, and also oddly enough, also with 6 cores active. This proved stable through several benchmarks, but we found it strange it didn’t come up with linear scaling like we expected. Apparently, ASUS’s overclocking system knows what it’s doing though.

After getting into the bios and resetting everything to default, we manually overclocked our CPU. Several reboots and tests later, we settled on a spectacular 4.97 GHz across all 8 cores, at 1.38V. we also overclocked out 3200Mhz ram to a hair over 3500Mhz.

This speed took our SuperPi Mod1.5 time from 7 minutes, 16 seconds to 6 minutes, 44 seconds. Not bad at all!

 

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