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GIGABYTE Z170XP-SLI (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review (Page 8)

By Steven Bassiri on Oct 28, 2015 09:17 am CDT
Rating: 90%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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3DMark: IceStorm

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GIGABYTE's Z170XP-SLI looks like it is using Intel's stock profile instead of one with multi-core enhancement which puts it at a disadvantage at stock in CPU and memory tests. It actually does quite well compared to others at overclocked speeds, but I expected as much since performance isn't really a motherboard parameter. I was surprised by the motherboard's 3D performance, but that is to be expected on boards with less IO switches.

Some motherboard reviewers 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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Steven Bassiri

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Steven Bassiri

Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest 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 under his belt. He brings that knowledge and experience to TweakTown.

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