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GIGABYTE Z170X-Ultra Gaming Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 1150/1151 in Motherboards | Posted: Aug 11, 2016 4:46 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 91%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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GIGABYTE's Z170X-Ultra Gaming does not have multi-core enhancement enabled by default. It uses Intel's default Turbo bins and doesn't push all CPU cores to the maximum frequency at stock.

 

Once I overclocked to the 4.5G profile, the performance of the system matched or even surpassed that of others. The increase in performance could be due to improved microcode since it's been a while since we did a Z170 motherboard review and the microcode is more recent.

 

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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