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

Steven Bassiri | Mar 8, 2016 at 8:36 am CST - 1 min, 38 secs time to read this page
Rating: 91%Manufacturer: ASUS

Steven's Motherboard Test System Specifications

ASUS Z170-PRO (Intel Z170) Motherboard Review 65 | TweakTown.com

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.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Steven Bassiri

Steven went from a fledgling forum reader in 2003 to one of the internet's brightest tech 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.

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