Courtesy of ASUS
The Z170-A motherboard is among initial offerings from ASUS' channel line of Intel Z170 chipset board line. The board features ASUS' new Channel line aesthetics,...
Synthetic Benchmark Testing
SiSoft Sandra 2015 SP2b
Audio Subsystem Testing
Audio Playback Testing
Using a selection of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music tracks and Windows Media Player, the audio subsystem playback performance was tested for playback accuracy and fidelity.
Playback using the app provided...
To verify that the motherboard works as advertised, the board was run through our standard benchmark suite. In most cases, the results are presented for the motherboard under review as well as a different...
The following screens detail settings on the Advnaced, Monitor, Boot, Tools, and Exit tabs in the Advanced Mode interface.
The following screens detail settings on the EZ Mode interface and Main and Advanced tabs in the Advanced Mode interface.
EZ Mode Interface
EZ Mode, Main page
ASUS bundled the Z170-A motherboard with the latest version of the ASUS UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) implementation, a customized version of the AMI baseline UEFI BIOS replacement. The UEFI offers full keyboard and mouse support while...
ASUS AI Suite 3
ASUS Dual Intelligent Processors 5 with 5-Way Optimization
TPU (Turbo Processing Unit)
EPU (Energy Processing Unit)
DIGI+ Power Control
Fan XPert 3
USB 3.1 Boost
USB BIOS Flashback...
CPU Cooler Fit
To test the amount of space surrounding the CPU socket, we mounted the Noctua NH-D15 cooler to the CPU socket. This behemoth CPU air cooler sports a dual fan construction and two huge vertical cooling towers.