SuperMicro C7Z170-OCE (LGA1151) Motherboard Review

Audio Performance

The motherboard’s Realtek ALC1150 audio chipset reported a very good rating across various bit rates. This ensured the audio reproduction was dependable and produced a balanced, warm sound. It’s not the best option on the market as 16 Bit 44KHz audio clarity wasn’t the best I’ve seen but this shouldn’t be a major problem for typical usage scenarios.

16 Bit, 44KHz (DVD Quality)

16 Bit, 96KHz (Studio Quality)

24 Bit, 96KHz (Studio Quality)

DPC Audio Latency Analyser

In terms of latency, the audio chipset achieved a very low maximum figure and retained SuperMicro’s very strong showing.