AIDA64 Engineer is a multi-featured software suite for diagnostics, stress testing, benchmarking, software auditing and various other measurement parameters. We use AIDA64 Engineer to benchmark memory throughput and latency.
SiSoft Sandra 2016 is a multi-function utility program that supports remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features for PCs, servers, mobile devices and networks. We use the SiSoft Sandra memory bandwidth test to give us an extra set of memory bandwidth results.
Memory is strangely one of the areas where some Z170 motherboards differ despite the fact we benchmark all three motherboards with the same memory kit using the same XMP profile. ASUS manages to eek out a slight advantage in all three tests and while it might be convenient to call margin of error, ASUS have typical topped all our memory bandwidth charts in the past.
There’s definitely an inherent performance advantage for ASUS motherboards in synthetic memory benchmarks, in the real world, however, this doesn’t really amount to much.