ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S (LGA1151) Motherboard Review

by - 4 years ago

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CPU & GPU Performance


Cinebench

At stock values, the motherboard reports one of the best CPU Multi scores on record and fares better than a number of competing models.

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Once overclocked, the motherboard continues its strong showing in multi-core benchmark runs and almost attains the top spot.

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WPrime

The Sabertooth Z170 S’s compute time is excellent and within touching distance of earning first position.

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Even though the motherboard has a lower ranking when overclocked, it’s not by much and within an acceptable margin of error. Once again, this is a great result and showcases the product’s overclocking prowess.

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SiSoft Sandra

Rather surprisingly, the motherboard struggles to match a large quantity of rival offerings during Dhrystone testing. However, Whestone Aggregate numbers are much better.

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The overclocked performance could be improved and falls behind by a noticeable compared to higher end results.

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3DMark

On a more positive note, the motherboard’s 3DMark scores are impressive and an indicator of its abilities in graphical tasks.

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Tomb Raider

Furthermore, the Sabertooth Z170 S offers astounding gaming performance and set a brand new frames-per-second record.

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Bioshock Infinite

While the motherboard doesn’t maintain the top position, it’s still able to provide a stellar gaming experience.

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Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. A Closer Look & Layout Analysis
  3. The Test System and Test Software
  4. BIOS and Overclocking
  5. Software Overview
  6. CPU Performance
  7. Memory Performance
  8. Storage Performance
  9. Networking Performance
  10. Audio Performance
  11. Power Consumption
  12. Final Thoughts
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