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ASUS Z170-WS (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Mar 4, 2016 2:40 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: ASUS

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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Storage, USB, and networking performance are quite strong; in line with what I have seen from other ASUS Z170 motherboards.

 

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: Quite good, the Z170-WS's audio quality is better than you might think considering it does not have an amplifier or discrete DAC. There are five ratings for audio: 1. Problems, 2. Okay, 3. Acceptable, 4. Very good, 5. Excellent

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