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Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 Motherboard Review

Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 Benchmark Results

The latest version of the CPU-Z now includes a benchmark feature. The result below shows the difference between an i7-6700K running at 4GHz and at overclocked speed of 4.7GHz.

Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 - cpu bench 4.7ghz

AIDA64 Engineer “is a streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking software for engineers. AIDA64 Engineer provides a wide range of features to assist in overclocking, hardware error diagnosis, stress testing, and sensor monitoring. It has unique capabilities to assess the performance of the processor, system memory, and disk drives. AIDA64 is compatible with all current 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 8.1 Update 1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update 1.”

Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 - gpgpu

Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 - cachemem

The memory I used for the Cache and Memory Benchmark was the Klev Cras DDR4 16GB kit running at 3000MHz. Unfortunately the 3000MHz clock speed is pretty much the limit of my Klevv Cras.

CINEBENCH “is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer’s performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON’s award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Iron Man 3, Oblivion, Life of Pi or Prometheus and many more.”

Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 - cinebench

Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 - cinebench 4.7ghz

For the storage tests, below are benchmark results of the Seagate Enterprise Capacity 8TB hard drive and Klevv Urbane 480GB SSD. Both the HDD and SSD showed very interesting results.

Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 - seagate enterprise 8tb crystaldiskmark 5.1

Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 - klevv urbane crystaldiskmark 5.1

“The PCMark 8 Creative benchmark includes workloads typical of enthusiasts and professionals who work with media and entertainment content. With more demanding requirements than the Home benchmark, this benchmark is suitable for mid-range computer systems. PCMark 8 Creative includes web browsing, photo editing, video editing, group video chat, media transcoding, and gaming workloads.”

Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 - pcmark 8 creative conventional

Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7 - pcmark 8 creative accelerated

The PC Mark 8 benchmark concludes my test for CPU, memory and system performance. The next page shows the benchmark results I got using the Zotac GeForce GTX 980 Ti AMP! installed on the Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard.

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I love computers since I was a kid. I’m always fascinated with new technology, especially in the PC world. Many years ago, I was curious if the reviews I read were true and real. So, why not test them myself and share my first-hand experience? And thus, here we are. Thanks for reading!

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