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ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Dec 22, 2015 5:49 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: ASRock

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 Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming-ITX/ac's SATA, USB, and Network performance are among the best on a board in this class. The M.2 performance is also quite strong. Since trace length is so low on Mini-ITX boards, it is not uncommon for performance to be higher than some ATX boards.

 

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: Excellent, this board scores better in RMAA than most other ASRock Z170 boards, and the audio sounded excellent. There are five ratings for audio: 1. Problems, 2. Okay, 3. Acceptable, 4. Very good, 5. Excellent

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