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GIGABYTE Z170X-UD5 TH (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 13, 2015 11:15 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Steven's Motherboard Test System Specifications

 

 

 

The new test bench is designed to test every aspect of the motherboard and IO. I have designed it so that the motherboard sits in a case and is cooled by fans always on at a constant rate to keep the conditions similar during all tests. I have cut out part of the case behind the motherboard so I can get thermal images of the back of the PCB where the VRM heat spreads. System and CPU power measurements are now digitally logged.

 

I am also using a Netgear Nighthawk X4 AC2350 for our network (including wireless AC) tests. The latest M.2, SSD, and USB technologies are also being utilized to test the maximum potential of the motherboards that are tested.

 

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The motherboard looks quite good with gold cable combs, and silver/white accessories match it well.

 

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Here you can see what the gold looks like inside a semi-dark case, and you can get a glimpse of the yellow from the LEDs.

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