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MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM ED. (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review (Page 9)

By: Steven Bassiri from Oct 19, 2015 @ 9:11 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: MSI

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 Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM EDITION produces some of the better results all around. SATA, M.2, USB, and Networking are all running at full speed. There are a few boards that all reach the same top speeds, and all use Intel controllers.

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 quality is very good and I notice the amplifiers. There are 5 ratings for audio: 1. Problems, 2. Okay, 3. Acceptable, 4. Very good, 5. Excellent

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