MSI Z170A SLI PLUS Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

MSI Z170A SLI PLUS Review

Test Setup

MSI Z170A SLI PLUS
Intel Core i7-6700K
2666MHz Corsair LPX
3600MHz Dominator Platinum
nVidia GTX980
Corsair RM1000i
Corsair Neutron GTX
Corsair H110i GT
Windows 10  

Overclocking

Despite its modest price tag the Z170A SLI PLUS manages to overclock our i7-6700K to 4.8GHz. We were somewhat hampered with the memory only hitting 3200MHz even if we tuned the overclock to maximise the memory. By virtue of this large discrepancy between the overclocking we obtained on the MSI and the figures we've managed on everything else we are just going to run stock tests today. If for no other reason that the odds of you having the money for a 3800MHz DDR4 kit but only £100 in the budget for your motherboard are pretty slim.

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Most Recent Comments

15-01-2016, 13:42:41

AlienALX
Not a bad looking board that.Quote

15-01-2016, 17:26:15

ripperl
I have the z170a g-43 plus no need for sli but all sata ports horizontal ans a bit cheaper. works fine with a 6700 non-kQuote

15-01-2016, 17:55:38

MadShadow
Looks flippin' great MSI. We need more of this, but maybe with more focus on the high end, as everyone is tired of red, dragons, and GODLIKE motherboards :PQuote

15-01-2016, 17:59:09

ripperl
Quote:
Originally Posted by MadShadow View Post
Looks flippin' great MSI. We need more of this, but maybe with more focus on the high end, as everyone is tired of red, dragons, and GODLIKE motherboards :P
black is the new redQuote

15-01-2016, 18:07:14

MadShadow
Quote:
Originally Posted by ripperl View Post
black is the new red
I certainly hope so Quote
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