We used the ‘CPU’ test built into Cinebench R15 .
We measured the average frame rate achieved for a task of converting a 1.23GB 1080P game recording using the High Profile setting and MP4 container.
We manually archive a 1.23GB MP4 game recording to test the performance in 7-Zip.
The memory speed deficit hampers the performance of ASRock’s Z170 Extreme4 in CPU-heavy workloads. When data is being transferred across the DDR4 memory that is forced to operate at a lower speed due to the motherboard’s insufficiencies, performance in the test programs suffers.