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GIGABYTE Z170X-GAMING 7 (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Jan 8, 2016 8:39 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%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 Z170X-GAMING 7 has multi-core enhancement enabled, and it does a decent job of keeping up in many areas. The board does slightly better than some others in memory bandwidth and GPU based benchmarks, perhaps because the Core3Di helps offload some resources that the built-in Azalia processor in the PCH usually uses.

 

Some motherboard reviews 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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