Synthetic Benchmark Testing
SiSoft Sandra 2016 SP1a
The Sandra benchmarks remain a fast and easy way to determine system quality from a CPU and memory subsystem perspective. The Strix Z270E Gaming motherboard performs exactly as expected with its performance falling in line with the other Z270 test systems. This indicates proper CPU and memory subsystem operation.
Intel Linpack Benchmark v2017.4.014
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 Strix Z270E Gaming motherboard again performs on par with the other Intel Z270-based systems, further demonstrating the board's optimal design and implementation.
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.
Again, the Strix Z270E Gaming motherboard performs well in this multimedia benchmark, easily matching performance with the other Z270-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, and Work test. All test suites within the PCMark 8 benchmark were run three times, with the highest reproducible PCMark scores recorded. Note that the Applications test results were not included because of issues encountered between the benchmark and the version of Windows 10 used for testing.
While the Strix Z270E Gaming motherboard performs well in comparison to the other Intel Z270 test systems, falling squarely in the middle performance-wise.
HDMI 2.0(a? b?) and/or
HDMI 2.0(a? b?) and/or HDCP2.2?
Does the 2 M.2 ports support
Does the 2 M.2 ports support raid 0 or 1?
It should. Intel RST supports
It should. Intel RST supports RAID for M.2.
There is still the DMI 3.0 bottleneck of 3.93 GB/s theoretical though. Sequentials won’t see true scaling for RAID 0 for something like 960 Pros and Evos, but you can see up to around 3.5 GB/s reads with two of them.
Great review. When you start
Great review. When you start your full reviews of all the new boards with RGB could I ask if you would comment on the control of the illumination offered. Knowing number of seperate zones and brigtness control of the LEDs would be wonderful information for me as an aesthetic builder.
Again, great review.
Does this mobo support nvme
Does this mobo support nvme and can it boot Windows from an nvme m.2 drive, or two in raid 0?