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ECS Z370 Lightsaber Motherboard Review

04/16/2018 - 15:10

Introduction [inline:files/review/2018-04-01/02-board.jpg] Courtesy of ECS The ECS Z370 Lightsaber motherboard is the latest offering in ECS' L337 product line, offering support for the Intel Z370 chipset. Similar to previous iterations of the...

GIGABYTE H370 AORUS Gaming 3 WIFI Motherboard Review

04/03/2018 - 10:43

Introduction For the launch of the Intel H370 chipset motherboards, GIGABYTE chose their AORUS brand to lead the charge. The AORUS branding differentiates the enthusiast and gamer friendly products from other GIGABYTE product lines, similar to how ASUS...

Summary and Conclusion

04/03/2018 - 02:34

Performance The H370 AORUS Gaming 3 WIFI motherboard performed surprisingly well given its positioning as a mainstream consumer class product. It easily matched performance with its enthusiast-class big brother, the Intel Z370-based board, that in itself...

Benchmark Testing

04/03/2018 - 02:32

Synthetic Benchmark Testing SiSoft Sandra 2017 SP2 SiSoftware's Sandra benchmark is an industry-standard suite for measuring various aspects of a systems performance. We use the CPU and memory-subsystem tests to validate how well those subsystems...

Integrated Device Testing

04/03/2018 - 02:31

Audio Subsystem Testing Audio Playback Testing Using a selection of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music tracks and Windows 10 Groove Music applet, the audio subsystem playback performance was tested for playback accuracy and fidelity. Playback using the app...

Testing Configuration and Benchmarks Used

04/03/2018 - 01:39

[inline:files/review/2018-04-03/sys-pic.jpg] 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...

UEFI Features

04/03/2018 - 01:38

GIGABYTE bundled the latest version of their UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) implementation with the H370 AORUS Gaming 3 WIFI motherboard. The UEFI offers full keyboard and mouse support while using the BIOS pages. By default, the user sees...

Application Overview

04/03/2018 - 01:34

Included Applications

CPU Cooler Fit and Included Accessories

04/03/2018 - 01:13

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. [inline:files/review/2018-04-...

Conclusion

04/01/2018 - 18:27

Performance The Z370 Lightsaber motherboard performed within expectations under stock conditions easily matching performance with other Intel Z370-based boards. No overclocking results were shown because of non-board related processor issues we...