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Review: Gigabyte/Aorus Z270X-Gaming 7

by Tarinder Sandhu on 3 January 2017, 17:10

Tags: Gigabyte (TPE:2376), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), AORUS

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Testing methodology

Comparison Motherboard Configurations

Model
MSI Z270 Pro Carbon
Asus Z270F Gaming
Gigabyte Z270X-Gaming 7
Reviewed Price
£150
£150
£200+
Firmware Version
6312.VMS
0603
F4G
Chipset
Z270
CPU
Intel Core i7-7700K
CPU Cores / Threads
4 / 8
CPU Base Clock / Turbo
4.2GHz / 4.5GHz
CPU Cache
8MB
CPU TDP
91W
Memory
G.Skill 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-3,000
Memory Speed
DDR4-2400
Memory Timings
16-16-16-36-2T
Graphics
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW
Graphics Driver
GeForce 376.19
Storage Device(s)
Samsung 950 Pro 256GB M.2
SK hynix Canvas SC300
Power Supply
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 (1,000W)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home AE (64-bit)

CPU Benchmarks

HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching benchmark stresses a single core by calculating Pi to 10m places.
Cinebench R15 Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses all cores.
Handbrake 0.10.5 Free-to-use video encoder that stresses all CPU cores.

Storage Benchmarks

CrystalDiskMark Popular free-to-use storage benchmark, used to gauge read and write performance via M.2 (256GB Samsung 950 Pro NVMe), SATA (512GB SK hynix Canvas SC300) and USB 3.1 (512GB SK hynix Canvas SC300).

Memory Benchmarks

AIDA64 v5.80.4021 Benchmark that analyses memory bandwidth and latency

Gaming Benchmarks

3DMark Time Spy Graphics test run using the Time Spy default test
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 2,560x1,440, ultra settings
Hitman 2,560x1,440, ultra settings
Rise of the Tomb Raider 2,560x1,440, very high settings

Miscellaneous Benchmarks

Power Consumption Noted at idle, while running the HandBrake video-transcoding test and when playing ROTTR