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ASUS Z170-PRO (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review (Page 6)

By Steven Bassiri from Mar 8, 2016 @ 8:36 CST
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ASUS

Steven's Motherboard Test System Specifications

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The Z170-PRO looks much better than the Z170-A in the case, mainly due to the black PCB.

The new test bench 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 in 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 tested.

PRICING: You can find the ASUS Z170-PRO (Intel Z170) Motherboard for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:

United States: The ASUS Z170-PRO (Intel Z170) Motherboard retails for $195 at Amazon.

United Kingdom: The ASUS Z170-PRO (Intel Z170) Motherboard retails for £134 at Amazon UK.

Canada: The ASUS Z170-PRO (Intel Z170) Motherboard retails for $259 CAD at Amazon Canada.

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