ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S (LGA1151) Motherboard Review

CPU & GPU Performance


At stock values, the motherboard reports one of the best CPU Multi scores on record and fares better than a number of competing models.

Once overclocked, the motherboard continues its strong showing in multi-core benchmark runs and almost attains the top spot.


The Sabertooth Z170 S’s compute time is excellent and within touching distance of earning first position.

Even though the motherboard has a lower ranking when overclocked, it’s not by much and within an acceptable margin of error. Once again, this is a great result and showcases the product’s overclocking prowess.

SiSoft Sandra

Rather surprisingly, the motherboard struggles to match a large quantity of rival offerings during Dhrystone testing. However, Whestone Aggregate numbers are much better.

The overclocked performance could be improved and falls behind by a noticeable compared to higher end results.


On a more positive note, the motherboard’s 3DMark scores are impressive and an indicator of its abilities in graphical tasks.

Tomb Raider

Furthermore, the Sabertooth Z170 S offers astounding gaming performance and set a brand new frames-per-second record.

Bioshock Infinite

While the motherboard doesn’t maintain the top position, it’s still able to provide a stellar gaming experience.