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BIOSTAR GAMING Z170X (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Sep 28, 2015 2:17 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: BIOSTAR

System IO Benchmarks

 

CrystalDiskMark SATA6G:

 

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CrystalDiskMark M.2:

 

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CrystalDiskMark USB 3.0:

 

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ixChariot Network Throughput:

 

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The GAMING Z170X must have some power savings enabled on the storage because results aren't as fast as I would expect, but are still good. The USB 3.0 performance is top notch on the reads, the fastest out of all of them. Network throughput on both the Killer and Intel NICs are also quite good.

 

Audio RMAA 5.5:

 

I disable all audio features, set the correct bitrates, and then test the audio with a loopback test.

 

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I tested both the front output (CMedia) and the rear (Realtek).

 

Sound Judgment by Ear: Very Good to Excellent. Audio quality is very good and has some pretty cool features as well. There are five ratings for audio: 1. Problems, 2. Okay, 3. Acceptable, 4. Very good, 5. Excellent

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