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GIGABYTE Z170X-Gaming 6 (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Feb 18, 2016 2:12 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

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 Z170X-GAMING 6 has solid IO performance. Storage is marginally faster than the Z170X-Gaming 7.

 

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, but not as good as some other motherboards with beefier circuitry. There are five ratings for audio: 1. Problems, 2. Okay, 3. Acceptable, 4. Very good, 5. Excellent

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