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Supermicro C7Z170-SQ (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 23, 2015 6:10 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Supermicro

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 C7Z170-SQ's storage performance is quite strong in both SATA and M.2 tests. This comes as no surprise considering this is one of the only motherboards with an M.2 slot not being shared with SATA ports. USB 3.0 performance could be a bit better, but network performance is solid.

 

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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Sound Judgment by Ear: Very Good. There are 5 ratings for audio: 1. Problems, 2. Okay, 3. Acceptable, 4. Very good, 5. Excellent

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