ASUS ROG STRIX Z270F Gaming Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅03-01-17
Test Setup & Overclocking

Test Setup
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K
Cooling Corsair H100i GTX
Motherboard ASUS ROG STRIX Z270F Gaming
Memory 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000MHz
Graphics GIGABYTE GTX 1080 G1 Gaming
Storage Corsair Force LX 512GB
PSU Corsair HX1050 80 Plus Gold Certified PSU

Monitor AOC U2879VF
Capture Device Epiphan AV.iO 4K

Cinebench R15 – CPU/OpenGL Score
x264 HD 4.0 – 1st and 2nd pass encoding
SiSoftware SANDRA – CPU & Memory benchmarks
POV-RAY – CPU benchmarks
TrueCrypt – CPU benchmarks
AIDA64 – CPU benchmarks & Memory
PCMark 8 – Home Suite & Photoshop
3DMark FireStrike – 3D Benchmark
Games – Civilization IV & Total War: WARHAMMER

Other Software
Temperature Analysis: Real Temp
Stress Testing Software: AIDA64 Stability Test
CPU Specification Monitoring: CPU-Z


Like previous generations, the Intel Core i7-7700K (Kabylake) is unlocked and also has flexible attributes in terms of the BCLK and ratio/multiplier. This makes the job of overclocking much easier.

Our current milestone is 4.9GHz with the Intel Core i7-7700K – our STRIX Z270F Gaming managed to achieve this overclock and even succeeded in delivering the result with a low voltage of just 1.31v. This remains one of the best results we’ve had so far and is testament to the Digi+ power delivery system and overclocking options (LLC) in the UEFI BIOS.

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