NZXT Z370 N7 Motherboard Review

Test Setup and Clock Speeds

NZXT Z370 N7 Motherboard Review

Test Setup

NZXT Z370 N7
Intel Core i7-8700K
Corsair LPX 4000MHz
Corsair LPX 3200MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2
nVidia GTX 980
Corsair HX1000i
Corsair H110i GT
Corsair ML Fans

Clock Speeds

Usually at this point we'd be showing you our overclocking results. Unfortunately whilst the N7 has got overclocking in the BIOS it is in a form which we are absolutely not keen at all on utilising on our glorious Core i7-8700K. The multiplier seems to be tied into the CPU VCore so that any changes are wholesale ones more akin to the old automatic overclocking options that fried so many chips in the old days rather than something which gives you infinite control to maximise performance whilst minimising heat and power draw. If ever you want to know the downside of using an OEM as your motherboard factory and draping your own elements on top, then this is a clear indication of the pitfalls of that system, whilst also clearly showing why the major manufacturers design their own motherboards.

All aboard the "stock results only" express then.

NZXT Z370 N7 Motherboard Review  

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Most Recent Comments

05-07-2018, 11:29:29

demonking
Sounds to me like the purse made all the decisions for this one. Shame really the look of these is what will sell them but no enthusiast is going to be happy with it with such a bad Bios and the whole m.2 issue
lets hope they do a rev 2.0 with re-written BIOSQuote

05-07-2018, 12:07:05

Greenback
Seems like a missed opportunity and a money making exercise considering for the price how little it comes with considering you can get the hero for lessQuote

05-07-2018, 13:10:36

Dicehunter
For the M.2 cooling if the owner was willing to bust out a dremel they could simply attach some white or black heatsinks to the NVME drive and then just mark and cut the cover so it goes over the heatsinks.Quote

06-07-2018, 09:07:59

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
For the M.2 cooling if the owner was willing to bust out a dremel they could simply attach some white or black heatsinks to the NVME drive and then just mark and cut the cover so it goes over the heatsinks.

Shouldnt have to for a board that costs THIS much..........Quote

06-07-2018, 09:16:29

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Shouldnt have to for a board that costs THIS much..........
I agree but it's something that can be easily fixed if you have a dremel Quote
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