Overclocking-Oriented ASRock Z170 OC Formula Mainboard Review

ASRock Z170 OC Formula is a flagship motherboard with a bunch of intriguing features. Along with an internal perfection, the model boasts a set of options for extreme overclockers. The latter are given a chance to enable LN2 Mode or Slow Mode to achieve the targeted performance results. Moreover, there are facilities for adjusting different parameters in real time. What else can the Z170 OC Formula offer? Let’s find it out.



ASRock Z170 OC Formula Highlights


The motherboard features the following specifications:

— chipset & CPU: Intel Z170, support for Socket 1151, Skylake-S Celeron, Pentium, Core i3/i5/i7;

— memory: 4x DIMM slots, DDR4 SDRAM, up to 64 GB, 2133-4500 MHz frequency;

— GPU: integrated Intel HD 510/530;

— form-factor: ATX, 305x244 mm dimensions;

— expansion: 3x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4), 3x PCIe 3.0 x4, 1x PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x PCIe 2.0 x1, 1x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1;

— audio: Realtek ALC1150 controller, 2x Texas Instruments …

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Gigabyte has gladdened all enthusiasts with the launch of a high-performance video card, entitled GeForce GTX D5X 8G. The new-comer boasts mill overclocking, a modified design & the implementation of a 3-fan cooler. The model comes equipped with Nvidia GP104-400 GPU that offers two operational modes: Gaming & OC. In Gaming mode the core runs at 1607/1733 MHz frequency, while in OC mode it rises up to 1632/1771 MHz frequency.



The GPU is accompanied by 8 GB of GDDR5X memory that operates at an effective index of 10010 MHz. The PCB is perfected by Ultra Durable VGA hardware base with the employment of copper in some layers as well as an enforced power supply subsystem (8+2-phase).


Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 D5X 8G accommodates WindForce 3X cooler. It consists of three composite copper heatpipes, a dual-section aluminum heatsink, a backplate, and three fans. It should be noted that when the system loading is insufficient, the cooler goes to the passive mode.


Furthermore, …

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Following the success of Intel Xeon E3-1200 v5 CPUs, ASRock decided to launch a couple of compatible ATX motherboards. The Fatal1ty E3V5 Performance Gaming/OC and E3V5 WS models both feature Intel C232 chipset. The first new-comer is targeting gamers, while the other one is called to satisfy the needs of fastidious enthusiasts.



ASRock Fatal1ty E3V5 Performance Gaming/OC comes equipped with 4 DIMM slots which support DDR4-2133 MHz memory modules. The inventory also includes Super Alloy design as well as Gaming Armor, Hyper BCLK Engine, F-Stream, Key Master, DDR4 Non-Z OC technologies.


ASRock E3V5 WS accommodates six SATA III ports, a pair of PCIe 3.0 x16 expansion slots, 8-channel Realtek ALC892 audio, Intel I219LM gigabit Ethernet controller, and a variety of external interfaces: four USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, two PS/2, one RJ-45, and three audio ports.


The only drawback of both motherboards is absence of video ports. Thus, it’s vital to complement them with …
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