CPU & GPU Performance
The GAMING H170T achieved a respectable Multi score but fell behind in the Single core benchmark. This is most likely due to the DDR3’s reduced bandwidth at 1866MHz impacting on the CPU’s performance.
In WPrime, the motherboard reported good results for a H170 chipset and almost defeated the server-grade SuperMicro C7H170-M.
Here we can see the motherboard matched the SuperMicro C7H170-M in both tests and remained competitive.
To reiterate, any differentiation in 3DMark scores is usually down to driver updates. Nevertheless, the GAMING H170T almost reached first position during the Extreme preset benchmark which illustrates how capable the H170 chipset is.
Tomb Raider is optimized extremely well and always provides consistent results. In this particular case, the motherboard didn’t encounter any problems and performed superbly at 1920×1080 and 2560×1440.
Bioshock Infinite has the propensity to throw up some weird anomalies, especially at 1080P. It’s still useful though to gauge performance across various motherboards and the GAMING H170T reported results within the integrated benchmark’s margin of error. At first glance, the performance might seem disappointing, but that’s down to the benchmark itself and not the motherboard.