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Gigabyte Z170-Gaming K3 Motherboard Review

AIDA64 Engineer

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.

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SiSoft Sandra

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.

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Synthetic memory performance sees Gigabyte’s Z170-Gaming K3 tie with MSI’s Z170A Tomahawk, the ASUS Z170 Pro Gaming comes out a few percentage points in the lead. In real-world applications though, this small deficit for Gigabyte and MSI versus ASUS doesn’t materialise into anything.

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