GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X Gaming 5 ATX Motherboard Review: Page 11 of 12

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Posted by Paul Malfy on Monday, January 30, 2017 - 8:00am

Overclocking and Temperatures

GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X Gaming 5 ATX Motherboard

The i7 7700K installed on the Z270X Gaming 5.

GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X Gaming 5 ATX Motherboard

All overclocked benchmarks were run at 5.0 GHz.

I was able to get this CPU as high as 5.1 GHz.

GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X Gaming 5 ATX Motherboard

At its stock clock of 4.2 GHz base and 4.5 GHz boost, the 7700K idles at about 26°C and hit a max temp 48°C.

GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X Gaming 5 ATX Motherboard

Overclocked to 5.0 GHz, the max temp was 70°C under load and idles at about 31°C.

Easy Tune

Easy Tune is a utility that allows you to Auto Overclock your CPU. With a simple click of a button, Easy Tune with automatically stress test your CPU and get it to what it feels is the highest, most stable overclock. Programs like this can be very helpful, especially to those who are new to overclocking. However, any enthusiast will tell you, the best way to overclock is in the Bios. The Easy Tune software auto overclocked my 7700K 7% to only 4.8 GHz. When I overclocked the old fashion way in the BIOS, I achieved a max overclock if 5.15 GHz.

GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X Gaming 5 ATX Motherboard

The Easy Tune software gives you several options when it comes to overclocking.

GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X Gaming 5 ATX Motherboard

The Easy Tune utility warns the user that overclocking may shorten the life of your components.

GIGABYTE AORUS Z270X Gaming 5 ATX Motherboard

As mentioned before, the accent lighting overlay strip can be swapped out for a different design.

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