Gigabyte GA-Z170N-WIFI Review (Page 4 of 12)

Page 4 - Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU

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Alright, let us begin the most boring part of our motherboard review today: The benchmarks. How can so many pages be so boring? Well, if you are reading this, you are one of the few who did not skip over this section and went straight for the conclusion, haha. This is because benchmarking motherboards are usually, well, not very useful. Unless manufacturers implement base clock "cheats", performance between brands is virtually identical. We still do them anyway, but with so many features on the processor itself, evaluating a motherboard in this manner has become somewhat irrelevant in 2015. Therefore, like we have done in the Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 review earlier this year, I just compared the motherboard against itself with the Intel Core i7-6700K overclocked. This provides a more interesting comparison to show off the unique capabilities of the motherboard. I managed to take the CPU to 4.5GHz at reasonable voltages (More on this later), and the results are as above. There was an average gain of just under 13% with the overclocked i7-6700K, with the exception of PhotoWorxx, which was none. Turbo Boost already takes it to 4.0 to 4.2GHz without changing a thing, but that extra 300 to 500MHz added a little bit to the game.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. Bundle, Chipset, BIOS
3. A Closer Look, Board Layout, Test System
4. Benchmark: AIDA64 CPU
5. Benchmark: AIDA64 FPU
6. Benchmark: AIDA64 Memory
7. Benchmark: PCMark 8
8. Benchmark: 3DMark
9. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
10. Benchmark: SuperPI 1M, Cinebench R15
11. Onboard Sound Frequency Analysis
12. Overclocking and Conclusion