The next thing is to figure out if Z170 can be patched to remove SLI. Right now it looks like it can for Z170 boards. The Z170 platform is PCI-E 4.0 on the board specs. http://h41452.www4.hp.com/WF/WF5/white_paper/pdf/FY2_2015_HPD_Z170A_Z170_Advanced_Family_WPS.pdf But i'm really not sure what the impact of a Z170 mainboard with no separate PCI-E 4.0 slot would actually be. Would it allow for 4 cards in SLI? So far, i'm not seeing an EPU on a Z170 board. It is possible the EPU could come with a Z170 motherboard. If the EPU is removed, maybe there is removal of the upper PCI-E 4.0 slot. I was able to remove the EPU on the ASUS B150M-E motherboard. After patching Z170 to remove SLI, there was still an issue of being able to boot due to PCIe 3.0 not being supported by Z170 BIOS, but i was able to find a solution. http://www.overclock.net/t/1379647/asus-z170-z270-the-board-with-no-eppu-and-max-3-4-pcie-4-0-slots Anything in Z170 can be patched by patch and compile it. I don't know if anyone wants to go this far.
Easily Overclock your GPU!! For me it runs at around the 1050MHz point max, (around 1066MHz). I run any game I play with the settings below, and it will run without any problems. Note I always set everything to Ultra, never Low or Medium.
Today I'll be showing you how to install and configure the latest version of AsRock Backbox BIOS for the Haswell-E i7 Mac Pro 5,1. You can find the download links below. Another option is Afterburner from Asus. A great free piece of software, but it doesn't perform as well as the Backbox. 7211a4ac4a