Test Rig and Procedures

AMD FM2+ Test System
CPU Intel i7-6700K Live Pricing
Cooling

Noctua NH-U14S for cooling

Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Paste

Live Pricing

Live Pricing

Memory Kingston HyperX FURY DDR4 16GB kit 2666MHz Live Pricing
Storage Kingston HyperX 240GB SSD Live Pricing
Video Card Nvidia GTX 780 Live Pricing
Power Supply Cooler Master V1000 Power Supply Live Pricing
Case Microcool Banchetto 101 Test bench Live Pricing
OS Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Live Pricing
Motherboard Testing
Passmark Performance Test 8.0 Overall PCMark score
PCMark 8 We use the Home Accelerated benchmark and track the overall score
3DMark We run the 2013 Fire Strike test on the performance setting
In Game Tests
Bioshock Infinite Using the Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool, we run Bioshock Infinite on the “Xtreme” quality setting.
Tomb Raider  Using the Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool, we run Tomb Raider on the “Xtreme” quality setting.
Hitman: Absolution Using the Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool, we run Hitman: Absolution on the “Xtreme” quality setting.
Sleeping Dogs  Using the Adrenaline Action Benchmark Tool, we run Sleeping Dogs on the “Xtreme” quality setting.
Subsystem Testing
Passmark Passmark Advanced network test
CrystalDiskMark Read speed testing on both SATA and USB 3.0 using a 60GB Corsair Force GT SSD

 

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garfi3ld replied the topic: #37254 23 Sep 2015 23:29
The LAN hangover is over, I've finished up all of my post event work and its finally time to start cranking out my writing again. To start things off I take a look at another Z170 motherboard, this time from Gigabyte. Check it out!

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