Synthetic Benchmark Testing
SiSoft Sandra 2015 SP2b
The Sandra benchmarks remain a fast and easy way to determine system quality from a CPU and memory subsystem perspective. The Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 performance fell within expectations when compared with the other Z170-based systems, indicating proper CPU and memory subsystem operation.
Intel Linpack Benchmark v11.3.0.004
The current version of the Intel Linpack benchmark comes with a batch file to run from the command-line interface for running the Linpack tests. It serves as a good indicator of proper system CPU functioning and is considered one of the most intensive CPU benchmarks currently available. This test was repeated three times with the highest repeatable GFlops (Giga-Floating Point Operations Per Second) score recorded.
This CPU torture test is a proven method for identifying possible issues with the CPU to motherboard interface layer. The Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 motherboard again performs on par with the other Z170-based board's, further indicating the board's proper functioning and design.
Multimedia and System Benchmark Testing
Maxon Cinebench R15
Maxon’s Cinebench R15 benchmark can be used determine a system's ability to render 3D content based on their Cinema 4D animation software. The CPU benchmark test was run three times, with the highest reproducible Cinebench points score recorded.
The Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 motherboard again manages a solid performance in this multimedia benchmark, squeaking by with the top score in comparison with the other Z170 and Z97-based systems..
FutureMark PCMark 8
FutureMark Corporation’s PCMark 8 can be used to reliably ascertain a system’s performance in a Windows 10-based use environment. The benchmark tests chosen for benchmarking included the Home test, Creative test, Work test, and Applications test in conjunction with Adobe Creative Suite 6.0). All test suites within the PCMark 8 benchmark were run three times, with the highest reproducible PCMark scores recorded.
The Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 performs well in most of the tests with its performance in the Work test only falling slight behind the other Z170-base test systems.
two additional Weaknesses:
two additional Weaknesses: disgusting sli bridge and two small fans 😉
On my Z77 Sabertooth I had to
On my Z77 Sabertooth I had to force the fans off (horribly whiny things even on lowest speed), and the ONLY way was with the Asus fan software (BIOS settings won’t turn off).
Then I upgraded past Windows 7 and discovered no fan software! Luckily the W7 software worked for W8 and W10.
Now I don’t know how quiet the fans are but if at all noisy they need to rethink things.
Slower, quiet Assist fans would be a LOT better than the only two choices:
1. ON – annoying noise, or
2. OFF – no air flow
*I did set my fans to come on if temp goes above 50degC for the chipset (which for me is rarely), as well as 1 minute after turn off, but MOST people probably wouldn’t figure that out easily.
AH but did morry bend the
AH but did morry bend the pins?
Bend the pins on what? I
Bend the pins on what? I don't do that on purpose 😉
How can it say it has quad
How can it say it has quad SLi/CFX support with only 3 PCIE Slots
quad support = 2 x dual GPU
quad support = 2 x dual GPU cards…
I expect Star Citizen to
I expect Star Citizen to eventually support four GPU’s via DX12 fairly efficiently.
Maybe a Pascal card similar to 2xGTX980Ti each, with DX12 using four GPU’s for each frame.
(8GB VRAM per GPU would mean 8GB usable for AFR or up to 32GB usable for SFR)
There must be bins filled
There must be bins filled with SATA Express connectors at their manufacturing facilities they’re just trying to get rid of.
just trying to remind people
just trying to remind people about RAID
The led light on my mouse
The led light on my mouse continues to stay on when I shut down my computer. I tried going in to my BIOS and Ai Tweaker and turn the EPU Power Saving Mode to disabled to Enabled, but that didn’t help. How can I fix this issue?