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.
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When compared to last generation Z97 and X99-based systems, the Z170-A motherboard performs as expected with numbers slightly better than the Z97 and significantly slower than the workstation class X99-based system. Obviously this is nearly...
Synthetic Benchmark Testing
SiSoft Sandra 2014 SP3
The Sandra benchmarks remain a fast and easy way to determine system quality from a CPU and memory...
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...
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...
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5-Way Optimization - One click overclocking and cooling!
OC Design - TPU plus PRO Clock - full-range control over BCLK
M.2/NVMe RAID Support - Accelerated storage performance!
LAN Guard - Pumped-up throughput. Best surge...
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The Bitspower AIX99R5E Nickel Plated water block set is a set of full cover blocks for cooling the X99 chipset and CPU VRMs on the ASUS Rampage V Extreme motherboard. The...
In our previous article here, we demonstrated how to mod the EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 video card to get higher performance and significantly lower running temps. Now we decided to take two of these custom modded EVGA GTX 970 cards to see how...