For the last set of testing I tested the Gaming 7 using Passmarks advanced network benchmark. For the NIC Gigabyte went all out on the Z170X Gaming 7 with two high end NICs. They included both an Intel NIC and a Killer NIC, recently I have been impressed with the performance of the Killer NICs but it is nice to have the option to go with ether or. Because they went with both I went ahead and tested both NICs. If you asked me last year how the results would come out I would have predicted the complete opposite but the Killer NIC dominated in this benchmark. This was especially interesting when tested next to the Intel NIC that was also on the same board. The Intel NIC on the other hand did alright but in comparison to the Killer NICs it looks very slow.

Motherboard Average Network Speed
MSI Z170A Gaming M5 873.0
Gigabyte Z170X Gaming 7

Intel 760.0

Killer 922.4


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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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