ASRock Z170 Extreme 7+ (LGA 1151) Motherboard Review

The Test System and Test Software


Before we delve into any testing we would like to take this opportunity to review our test system.

Test System

  • Motherboard varies by review
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 6700k
  • GPU: NVIDIA GTX 980Ti
  • RAM: Crucial Elite 16GB (2x8GB) 2666MHz
  • Cooling: Thermaltake Water 3.0 AIO with Gelid GC-Extreme
  • Case: Lian Li T80 Test Bench
  • Storage Drives: Main storage: Crucial M200 250GB, Test Devices: SanDisk Extreme Pro 240GB SSD, Plextor 256GB M6e M.2 SSD and Patriot SuperSonic Magnum 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
  • PSU: be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850W
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Networking: ASUS RT-AC68U router

Test Software

  • SiSoft Sandra Engineer – available here
  • WPrime – available here
  • Cinebench – available here
  • 3DMark – available here
  • Bioshock Infinite – available here
  • Tomb Raider – available here
  • AIDA 64 Engineer – available here
  • Latencymon – available here
  • Rightmark Audio Analyser – available here
  • LAN Speed Test Lite – available here
  • Passmark – available here

All tests are conducted three times and the average taken to use in our charts.