GIGABYTE Z370 Guide to Overclocking
Coffee Lake CPUs to 5GHz+
Chapter 1: Intro
Intel i7-8700K Overclocks to 5GHz on Z370 AORUS Boards
We've been waiting for something awesome from Intel to come out and I think we're
finally onto a winner here. Core i7 in Z-chipset is finally 6 core, 12 thread. Yes!!!! This is
the first time after so many chipsets that I feel we finally have a CPU worthy of an
upgrade. You know what? That is not the best part yet! Our testing also shows these
CPUs are finally capable of 5GHz stable overclock.
5GHz on a 6 core Core i7, winning!!!
What is overclocking?
Overclocking refers to pushing your computer components harder and faster than the
manufacturer designed them to go. CPUs, video cards, and memory often have the
capability to run faster than their rated speeds and overclocking takes advantage of that.
Overclocking your CPU, VGA, and/or memory can result in higher frames per second in
games, increase benchmark scores and provide better overall performance of your PC.
There are three big reasons to consider overclocking, free performance, reducing FPS
dip/stutter and unlocking full performance of high end GPUs.