ASUS Z170I PRO GAMING (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

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Networking Performance


LAN Speed Test Lite

The motherboard’s network capabilities fell behind the competition in both read and write tests. Although, the difference wasn’t as dramatic as the ECS Z170-Claymore.

LAN SPEED LITE

Passmark Performance Test 8 – Ethernet

In Passmark, the results are quite baffling due to the large disparity between TCP and UDP.  The motherboard’s UDP score is within an expected range but despite running the benchmark multiple times, I couldn’t get the TCP to run at a higher rate. I can only imagine this is down to a strange network anomaly and nothing to do with the motherboard’s networking.

passmark network test

Passmark Performance Test 8 – CPU Work Load

The CPU load utilization hit a maximum of 3% under TCP which is a huge improvement compared to the Z170 PRO GAMING.

passmark network cpu

We’ve recently transitioned our WiFi testing procedure to Performance 8.0 given the accuracy of recorded statistics in system reviews. Compared to other WiFi interfaces, the results at 5GHz are decent but I would have preferred a rate above 300mbps. However, the testing was conducted on an early review sample which features a Qualcomm Atheros instead of a Broadcom WiFi module. ASUS decided to change the WIFi adapter on retail samples due to improved performance. As a result, the retail WiFi performance should fare much better.

wifi

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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