SuperMicro C7Z170-OCE (LGA1151) Motherboard Review

Software Overview

SuperMicro adopts quite a minimalistic approach when it comes to the bundled software and expects the end-user to download their favourite applications. This might detract from the motherboard’s value slightly but in all honesty, I rarely feel the need to install many of the included programs. Readily available programs like HWMonitor and CoreTemp have become an industry standard for a reason and fare much better than alternatives from motherboard companies. On the other hand, certain applications such as ASUS ROG RAMDisk can be incredibly useful. As a result, I’d like to see SuperMicro develop a more polished software suite for the future to evoke a greater sense of value.