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GIGABYTE Z170XP-SLI (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review (Page 9)

By Steven Bassiri from Oct 28, 2015 @ 9:17 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 90%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 Z170XP-SLI's storage and IO performance is quite strong because there isn't much port sharing or switching. It's a basic board, and that is good in regards to IO performance. What you lose in options you gain in tiny margins, so you get that extra one or two MB/s in SATA and USB speeds. Network speeds are quite fast as well because of the Intel LAN implementation.

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. There are 5 ratings for audio: 1. Problems, 2. Okay, 3. Acceptable, 4. Very good, 5. Excellent

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United States: The GIGABYTE Z170XP-SLI (Intel Z170) Motherboard retails for $136 at Amazon.

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Canada: The GIGABYTE Z170XP-SLI (Intel Z170) Motherboard retails for $194 CAD at Amazon Canada.

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