Sunday, June 24, 2018
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ASUS Prime Z370-A Motherboard Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures
We will be running the ASUS Prime Z370-A Motherboard in the following setup.

ASUS Prime Z370-A Motherboard

Test System Specs
Processor: Intel Core i7-8700K
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 3GB
Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z370-A
Memory: 32 GB Crucial DDR4-3000
Storage: Kingston UV400 480GB
Power: Corsair AX860i
Cooling: NZXT Kraken X52
Case: Primochill Praxis Wetbench

For motherboard testing we will running the processor and motherboard and the default optimized settings in the BIOS (as if you would restore the defaults on the board). We feel that this is how most users will have their systems configured. So everything will be on auto, except for setting our XMP profile for our memory. Here are the tests we’ll be running.

Overall System Testing
PCMark 10
PCMark 8
– Home Benchmark
– Work Benchmark
– Creative Benchmark
SiSoftware Sandra
– Overall System benchmark

CPU Testing
SiSoftware Sandra
– Processor Arithmetic
– Processor Multi-Media
CINEBENCH R11.5 64-bit
x264 HD Benchmark 5.0

Graphics Testing
3DMark
– Time Spy Benchmark
– Fire Strike Benchmark

SATA, USB & Network Testing
CrystalDiskMark
SiSoftware Sandra
– Network (LAN) Benchmark

Now let’s get to testing!

Bob Buskirk
the authorBob Buskirk
About 10 years of computer experience. Been messing around with electronics since I was 5, got into computers when I was in highschool, been modding them ever since then. Very interested in how things work and their design.
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