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.
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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 additional UEFI settings in the Classic Mode and Startup Guide interfaces.
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System Information tab
The following screens detail additional UEFI settings in the Smart Tweak and Classic Mode interfaces.
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GIGABYTE integrated the latest revision of their UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) implementation into the Z170X-Gaming G1 motherboard. The UEFI offers full keyboard and mouse support while using the UEFI pages with enhanced mouse navigation...
System Information Viewer
Norton® Internet Security (OEM version)
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 cooling two huge vertical radiator towers.
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Water cooling has become very popular over the last few years with the rise in use of the all-in-one (AIO) coolers. Those type of coolers combine a single or dual-fan radiator with a combination CPU block / pump unit, pre-filled from the...
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Corsair's newest enthusiast targeted DDR4 memory kit features 4 x 4GB DDR4 modules rated for operating speeds of up to 3200MHz, catering to both the Intel X99...