Maximus VIII Hero Voltage Read Point Guide
Like predecessors before Haswell, VDroop is back due to the lack of the loathed FIVR. Along with the removal of Cache voltage, overclocking Skylake can be a bit troublesome when encountering a stability issue with the CPU. LLC will only take you so far to ensure VDroop doesn't cause a varying margin of error in a particular bench like effeciency in XTU. The key to mastering the Z170 chipset is measuring voltages accurately with a digital multimeter(DMM).
If you were like me and jumped onto the Skylake bandwagon and bought the cheapest ASUS ROG Series motherboard only to discover it doesn't have voltage read points, you no longer have to struggle finding them.
This isn't a comprehensive guide for all the voltage readings however, I found all the most basic and most important ones and will expand more as I discover them:
*I found the DRAM voltages for each channel but haven't figured out which ones are CHA/CHB yet.
So without further adieu..
Each voltage point is the top of the inductor and can easily be accessed without flipping the board. I used hot glue to secure wires to the points for readouts without voiding my warranty with soldering.