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ASUS SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review (Page 6)

By Steven Bassiri from Oct 20, 2015 @ 9:14 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: ASUS

Steven's Motherboard Test System Specifications

This is the new test bench, and it is designed to test every aspect of the motherboard and IO. I have designed it so that the motherboard sits in a case and is cooled by fans always on at a constant rate to keep the conditions similar for all tests. I have cut out part of the case behind the motherboard so I can get thermal images of the back of the PCB where the VRM heat spreads. System and CPU power measurements are now digitally logged.

I am also using a Netgear Nighthawk X4 AC2350 for our network (including wireless AC) tests. The latest M.2, SSD, and USB technologies are also being utilized to test the maximum potential of the motherboards that are being tested.

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The motherboard's dark complexion allows it to melt into the darkness of the case, but you can see the glimmer of the SABERTOOTH logo. It fits in quite nice with more modern looking builds, especially if there is a military theme.

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Here is an up-close of the IO panel with the included dust collector vent installed for the shield fan.

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