The Z170 Sabertooth Mark S’ audio solution provides a marvellous listening experience at commonly used bit rates. As you can see from the analysis below, the ALC1150 codec has a good dynamic range and noise output. These two areas could have a better result, but it’s not enough to inhibit the audio quality in a noticeable way.
16 Bit, 44KHz (DVD Quality)
16 Bit, 96KHz (Studio Quality)
24 Bit, 96KHz (Studio Quality)
DPC Audio Latency Analyser
The audio chipset’s latency is higher than other ASUS products we’ve tested in the past but it’s easily within an acceptable range.