Review Z390 on the Cheap: Overclocking a Core i5 With Three Budget Boards

Gurg

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Mar 13, 2013
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I have an even less expensive ($119) MSI Z390 Gaming Plus with my overclocked 9600k (oc to 5.05 all cores) cooled by a Corsair H115i Pro paired with 1080ti. RAM is 16gb of Gskill 3600. The only issue I've had was that my second M.2 a Samsung 970 Evo used for storage runs a little bit slower than it should. My boot drive Hyper X M.2 runs at full speed. FireStrike Extreme 12708/Gr 13767/Ph 15954. Time Spy 9159/ Gr 9791/CPU 6707.
 

Crashman

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I have an even less expensive ($119) MSI Z390 Gaming Plus with my overclocked 9600k (oc to 5.05 all cores) cooled by a Corsair H115i Pro paired with 1080ti. RAM is 16gb of Gskill 3600. The only issue I've had was that my second M.2 a Samsung 970 Evo used for storage runs a little bit slower than it should. My boot drive Hyper X M.2 runs at full speed. FireStrike Extreme 12708/Gr 13767/Ph 15954. Time Spy 9159/ Gr 9791/CPU 6707.
I take other people's overclocking results with a grain of salt, because I rarely see anyone as strict about load testing as Tom's Hardware. Prime95 small FFTs is harsher than the loads most other sites use for this type of testing.

On the other hand, your response seems credible being that the difference isn't large, and that we didn't use the maximum voltage that the processor could have tolerated (thermally).
 

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