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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
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-Ultra Gaming has solid IO performance when it comes to storage. The reason the M.2 speeds are so much faster is because I have switched the M.2 drive from a Kingston Predator 240GB module to a Samsung 950 Pro.

 

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: Acceptable. With its ALC892 the motherboard does a decent job, but it could be better. There are five ratings for audio: 1. Problems, 2. Okay, 3. Acceptable, 4. Very good, 5. Excellent

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