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ASUS May be using a "OC Socket" Z170 Motherboards

ASUS May be using a OC on Select Z170 Motherboards

ASUS ROG Z170 Lineup Revealed

ASUS May be using a "OC Socket" on select Z170 Motherboards

 

Rumor has it that ASUS will be using a special "OC Socket on their Z170 Skylake motherboards, which is said to improve power delivery and overclockabilty of LGA 1151 CPUs. 

ASUS did this before on their high end X99 motherboards, where they added additional pins to Intel's stock CPU socket, allowing their motherboards to overclock Intel's Haswell-E CPUs to above average speeds. In the months after launch other manufacturers have bough similar modified CPU sockets to the market, which have also improved CPU overclocking. 

Right now it remains unconfirmed by ASUS whether or not there will be a "Deluxe socket" or "OC socket" in their LGA 1151 motherboard. 

 

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According to Benchlife.info the first motherboard which will use ASUS' LGA1151 “deluxe sockets” will be Asus Z170-K, Z170-Deluxe, Z170-AR, Z170-A, Z170 Pro Gaming, ROG Maximus VIII Ranger, ROG Maximus VIII Hero and the ROG Maximus VIII Gene and the Maximus VIII Extreme.

Earlier this month we have seen a large portion of ASUS' ROG lineup of z170 motherboard, which are no doubt designed to be used for heavy overlocking. Right now it is unconfirmed whether or not an OC or deluxe socket exists on ASUS' Z170 motherboard, but it does look like ASUS have prepared their boards for a lot of overclocking fun and madness. 

You can join the discussion on ASUS's Z170 motherboards using an modified Socket on the OC3D Forums

 

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28-07-2015, 08:45:08

TheF34RChannel
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29-07-2015, 01:09:30

King of Old Old School
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29-07-2015, 02:53:20

NeverBackDown
Three thumbs up!...

I don't recall the OC socket on any board really improving anything. Now CPUs are limited more by there silicon than the boards. Funny how that's changed. Back on SandyBridge it required both a good board and some good silicon.. wasn't to long ago.Quote

29-07-2015, 03:43:15

TheF34RChannel
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Three thumbs up!...

I don't recall the OC socket on any board really improving anything. Now CPUs are limited more by there silicon than the boards. Funny how that's changed. Back on SandyBridge it required both a good board and some good silicon.. wasn't to long ago.
It must do something, I can see them reverse engineering a socket and adding to it for no reason

That I've noticed having a P67!Quote

29-07-2015, 04:52:39

Kushiro
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