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EVGA Z170 FTW (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review (Page 9)

Steven Bassiri | Aug 10, 2015 at 03:22 pm CDT - 0 mins, 53 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 90%Manufacturer: EVGA

System IO Benchmarks

Anvil SATA6G:

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Anvil M.2:

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DiskBench USB 3.0:

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ixChariot Network Throughput:

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IO Performance is solid, especially M.2 and SATA performance. The board has a very fast M.2 slot, and it is clear that the IO on the board is mostly from Intel and isn't being shared by multiple devices.

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 audio capabilities, the audio is clear and the highs and lows are pretty evident, but there isn't that oomph I get with some other implementations with discrete higher powered amplifiers, but there are plenty PCI-E slots for a sound card if it really matters to you. There are 5 ratings for audio: 1. Problems, 2. Okay, 3. Acceptable, 4. Very good, 5. Excellent

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Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech stars by 2010. Armed with an information systems degree, a deep understanding of circuitry, and a passion for tech, Steven (handle Sin0822) enjoys sharing his deep knowledge with others. Steven details products down to the component level to highlight seldom explained, and often misunderstood architectures. Steven is also a highly decorated overclocker with several world records.

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