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Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7 Motherboard Review

Metro: Last Light

We used a 1920 x 1080 resolution and the Metro: Last Light built-in benchmark set to ‘Very High’ quality to offer an intense challenge for the hardware.

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metro

Grand Theft Auto V

We apply very near maximum settings in Grand Theft Auto V and a 1920×1080 resolution to push today’s hardware. Our data was recorded using the built-in benchmark.

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GTA

Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

We used a 1920×1080 resolution and the Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor built-in benchmark set to ‘Ultra’ quality.

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SOM

Tomb Raider

We used a 1920×1080 resolution and the Tomb Raider built-in benchmark set to maximum quality, with TressFX disabled.

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tomb raider

The Z170X-Gaming 7 motherboard is a solid choice for gamers. We did not record any noticeable performance dips that would be representative of lessened gaming performance in comparison to other Z170 boards.

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2 comments

  1. Bought it and am loving it. The one complaint I have is that the mouse lags like hell in UEFI. I haven’t tried a different mouse with it yet though (currently using Cougar 550M). The SB audio is superb.

  2. how the settings for memory on the mainboard? is it stable with xmp auto settings?