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Asus ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming Motherboard Review

We will be outlining the Asus ROG Strix Z370I-Gaming motherboard’s performance with the Intel Core i7 8700K CPU, 16GB of 3000MHz Corsair Vengeance RGB DDR4 memory and a Zotac GTX 1080.


Z370 Motherboard Test System:

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 8700K (4.3GHz All-Core Turbo).
  • Memory: 16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance RGB (3000MHz 15-15-15-36 @ 1.2V).
  • Graphics Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1080
  • System Drive: Samsung 960 EVO M.2 SSD
  • CPU CoolerCorsair H100i V2 with Two ML120 Pro Fans.
  • Power Supply: Cooler Master GX650
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Comparison Z370 & Z270 Motherboards:

Drivers and UEFI:

  • Intel Chipset 15.8.1.1007
  • Nvidia GeForce 388.00 VGA drivers.
  • Asus UEFI Version 5428 (01/11/2017)

Tests:

  • Cinebench R15– All-core CPU benchmark (CPU)
  • SiSoft Sandra 2017– Processor Arithmetic Test (CPU) and Memory Bandwidth Test (Memory)
  • 7-Zip 16.04 x64 – Built-in 7-Zip benchmark test (CPU)
  • AIDA64 Engineer 5.92– System cache & memory benchmark and stress test (Memory and Power Consumption)
  • 3DMark Time Spy v1.0– Time Spy (1440p) test (Gaming)
  • Ashes of the Singularity – Built-in benchmark tool CPU-Focused test, 1920 x 1080, Extremequality preset, DX12 mode (Gaming)
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided– Built-in benchmark tool, 1920 x 1080, Ultra quality preset, DX12 mode (Gaming)
  • ATTO 3.05– M.2 and SATA 6Gbps transfer rates (Motherboard)
  • Rightmark Audio Analyzer 6.4.1– Record and playback test using a line-in to line-out loopback with a 3.5mm audio cable (Motherboard)

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