MSI Z170A XPOWER GAMING TITANIUM Edition (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

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Audio Performance


Getting a reliable audio feed from this motherboard was an absolute nightmare due to my installation of Nahimic corrupting. Once that was fixed after many hours of screaming at the screen, the results came back extremely promising and around the same area that the previous MSI motherboards have scored.

16 Bit, 44KHz (DVD Quality)

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16 Bit, 96KHz (Studio Quality)

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24 Bit, 96KHz (Studio Quality)

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DPC Audio Latency Analyser

The Realtek ALC1150 Codec providing great competition for the other options adopted by ASUS and Gigabyte. It has been well executed on this motherboard to undercut the ASRock Extreme 7+ by 5µ seconds.

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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
  13. View All

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