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BIOSTAR Racing Z170GT7 (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Mar 9, 2016 5:12 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: BIOSTAR

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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BIOSTAR's Z170GT7 does not have multi-core enhancement out of the box, so it is running at Intel specifications. I should mention that the BLCK is a little overclocked out of the box, so you must decrease it in Windows through their program if you want 100MHz perfect instead of something like 100.50MHz.

 

When I standardize everything, the BIOSTAR motherboard runs a bit quicker in some cases, but something was going on with the memory performance. Internally I think BIOSTAR has set the system up to produce very good read speeds, but copy and write speeds take a hit because of it. It only occurs with XMP and is not there when you manually tune the memory or at stock.

 

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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