ASUS Z170I PRO GAMING (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

by - 4 years ago

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CPU & GPU Performance


Cinebench

At stock values, the Z170I PRO GAMING surpassed its ATX counterpart and attained solid results in multi-threaded workloads.

Z170I CINE STOCK

Once overclocked, the motherboard performs superbly and is within touching distance of the top spot.

Z170I CINE OC

WPrime

In WPrime, the stock scores once again outperformed the Z170 PRO GAMING, but struggled to match a number of competitors.

Z170I WPRIME PI STOCK

The motherboard fared much better with a frequency boost and managed to remain in a mid-table position. Additionally, it’s only a minuscule amount off second place and illustrates how capable the motherboard is under extreme stress.

Z170I WPRIME PI OC

SiSoft Sandra

The Z170I PRO GAMING struggles to compete in this particular benchmark and posted fairly mediocre numbers.

SI SANDRA ARI STOCK

However, overclocking the CPU has a dramatic effect and scores 238, the joint-highest we’ve recorded so far.

SI SANDRA ARI OC

3DMark

Moving onto 3D testing, the motherboard attains astronomical stores and easily reigns supreme. Although, this large gap could be down to a graphics driver update.

3DMARK

Tomb Raider

The motherboard reported a huge boost at 2560×1440 compared to the rival offerings and managed an improvement in excess of 10 frames-per-second. Clearly, when the Z170I PRO GAMING is paired with a top-end card, the gaming results are phenomenal.

TOMB RAIDER

Bioshock Infinite

In Bioshock Infinite, the gap is less pronounced on higher resolutions but still manages to reach the top figure. However, the 1920×1080 benchmark contained a fairly disappointing run of 130.8 frames-per-second. This is the lowest result so far. Although, the 980 Ti’s performance at 1440P is more relevant given its price point and graphical horsepower.

BIOSHOCK

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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