ASRock X99 WS Motherboard Review

Overclocking
Overclocking on the X99 WS can be done a few different ways. First in the BIOS you have set optimized overclocks. For our Core i7-5960X it offered set overclocks all the way up to 4.5 GHz.

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Trying these overclocks all worked great except for the 4.5 GHz overclock, which turned out to be unstable during our testing. These same overclocking options are also available in the A-Tuning software. You can also manually overclock the system using the A-Tuning software.

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It is sort of hidden, but there is also an auto-tuning feature in the A-Tuning software. Just hit start under the auto tuning menu and it will try various overclocks for the best performance. For our testing it settled on 4.2 GHz for a stable overclock.

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You can also just go into the BIOS yourself and change settings around. Again the max stable overclock I was able to achieve was 4.4 GHz.

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This seems to be the stopping point for this processor as thats the highest I was able to take it on each X99 motherboard I have tested so far. But a 1.4 GHz overclock is not bad at all!

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