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GIGABYTE Z170XP-SLI (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 28, 2015 2:17 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

CPU, Memory, and System Benchmarks

 

CINEBENCH 11.5

 

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wPrime

 

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AIDA64 AES and HASH

 

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AIDA64 FPU

 

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AIDA64 Memory

 

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PCMark8 Home Test

 

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3DMark: Cloud Gate

 

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3DMark: Fire Strike

 

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3DMark: IceStorm

 

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GIGABYTE's Z170XP-SLI looks like it is using Intel's stock profile instead of one with multi-core enhancement which puts it at a disadvantage at stock in CPU and memory tests. It actually does quite well compared to others at overclocked speeds, but I expected as much since performance isn't really a motherboard parameter. I was surprised by the motherboard's 3D performance, but that is to be expected on boards with less IO switches.

 

Some motherboard reviewers put a lot of weight into motherboard CPU, memory, and GPU benchmarks, but for me CPU, memory, and GPU benchmarks on motherboards should be more about finding anomalies and I do that at standard settings (4.5G in graphs).

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