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ECS LEET Z170-Lightsaber Review: A Cut Above

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Test System and Testing Procedures

Item Name
Processor Intel Core i7-6700K (ES)
CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-D15
Power Supply
Corsair HX850W 80 Plus Gold PSU
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4 2x8GB @ 2666MHz CL15, Patriot Memory Viper Elite @ 3200 CL16
Storage Silicon Power S80 240GB SSD (OS), OCZ Vertex 4 256GB SSD (Test), Vantec NexStar USB 3.0 (Ext. Enclosure), Patriot Memory Hellfire M.2 NVME 480GB SSD (Test)
Graphics Integrated CPU Graphics, Gigabyte GTx 960 Windforce 3x OC
Drivers Intel 10.1.1.7 (Z170), Intel 10.0.2.1 (Z97), NVIDIA 353.62 WHQL (Discrete)
Router Cisco E3200 stock firmware with 2x 6ft Cat5E cables for network testing
Motherboard(s) ECS Z170-Lightsaber (4/13/16), MSI Z170A MPOWER Gaming Titanium (BIOS 1.10), Gigabyte Z170X-Designare (BIOS F2), Gigabyte Z170X-Ultra Gaming (BIOS F4)
Operating System Windows 10 Enterprise*

Latest working BIOS, updates and drivers were used at the time of the review. Each test was conducted at least three times for accuracy with the exception of PCMark 8 which already does three sets per benchmark run. *All performance benchmarks in this review and all reviews going forward will be using the Windows 10 operating system.

System Benchmarks

  1. Aida64 Engineer 5.30
  2. SiSoft Sandra Lite 2015 SP2b
  3. CineBench R15
  4. PCMark 8 v2.4.304
  5. WinRAR 5.01
  6. x.264 FHD 1.0.1
  7. x.265 0.1.4

Subsystem Testing

  1. CrystalDiskMark 5.0.2 for Storage tests
  2. LatencyMon for DPC monitoring
  3. Rightmark Audio Analyzer 6.4.1
  4. Passmark Performance Test 8.0 – Network Speed Benchmark

Gaming Benchmarks

  1. 3DMark Firestrike (Default)
  2. Unigine Heaven 4.0 (Max Settings, 1920 x 1080)
  3. Bioshock Infinite (Lowest Settings @ 640 x 480, Max Settings @ 1920 x 1080)

Motherboard Specifications:

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CPU
  • Supports 6th gen Intel® Core™ family/ Pentium / Celeron series processors for LGA 1151 socket
  • 14 Phase Thermal Design Power
  • 100% Solid capacitor design
  • Intel® K Series Unlock CPU Support
  • ECS Digital Power Design
CHIPSET
  • Intel® Z170 Express Chipset
  • Supports Intel® Rapid Start technology
  • Supports Intel® Smart Response technology
GRAPHICS
  • Supports DirectX® 12
MEMORY
  • Dual-channel DDR4 Memory architecture
  • Supports DDR4 2133 non-ECC, Un-buffered SDRAM Memory
  • Supports up to 3200+(OC)
  • 4 X 288-pin DDR4 DIMM socket
  • Support up to 64 GB*
  • Intel® extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 1.3/1.2 Memory Modules
EXPANSION SLOT
  • 3 X PCI Express X16 Gen 3.0 slot(s)
    • (x8+ x8 + x4)
  • 4 X PCI Express X 1 Gen 3.0slot(s)
  • Supports AMD CrossFire™ Technology
  • 1 X M.2 slot for SSD
    • For 2242/2260/2280 SSD
Storage
  • 6 X Serial ATAIII 6Gb/s
  • 1 X SATA Express
    • Compatible with 2 X Serial ATAIII 6Gb/s port(s)
    • RAID0, RAID1,RAID5, RAID 10 configuration
Audio
  • 8-Channel HD audio CODEC
  • Realtek ALC1150 8-channel High Definition audio CODEC
  • Onboard TI NE5532AP EAR Phone Amplifier IC
LAN
  • Killer E2400 Gigabit Fast Ethernet Controller
  • Wake-On-LAN
USB
  • Support by Z170 Express Chipset
    • 6 X USB3.0 port(s) up to 5Gb/s
    • 8 X USB2.0 port(s) Up to 480 Mb/s
  • Support by ASMedia ASM1142 Controller
    • 2 X USB3.1 port(s) up to 10Gb/s
REAR PANEL I/O
  • 1 X PS/2 combo connector
  • 1 X Audio port (Line-in,4x Line-out, Mic in)
  • 1 X HDMI port(s)
  • 1 X Display port
  • 1 X Optical S/PDIF Out port(s)
  • 2 X USB3.1 port(s)
  • 6 X USB3.0 port(s)
  • 4 X USB2.0 port(s)
  • 1 X Clear_CMOS Button
CONNECTORS & HEADERS
  • 1 X 24-pin ATX Power Supply connector
  • 1 X 8-pin ATX 12V Power Connector
  • 2 X 4-pin CPU_FAN connector
  • 2 X 4-pin SYS_FAN connector
  • 1 X Power on button
  • 1 X Reset button
  • 1 X Front Panel switch/LED header
  • 1 X Front panel audio header
  • 1 X Speaker header
  • 1 X USB 3.0 header
    • Support additional 2 USB ports
  • 2 X USB 2.0 header
    • Support additional 4 USB ports
  • 8 X SATA III 6Gb/s connector(s)
  • 1 X CLR_CMOS header
  • 1 X 7S-LED Display
  • 1 X Chassis intrusion header
  • 1 X 80P Switch button
  • 1 X Quick OC button
  • 1 X BIOS set button
  • 1 X ROM Backup button
  • 1 X BIOS Update button
SYSTEM BIOS
  • AMI BIOS with 64 MB SPI Flash ROM
  • Supports M.I.B X Utility
  • ACPI & DMI
  • F7 hot key for boot up devices option
  • Over-Clocking
  • Graphic OC Support
  • Dual Display
  • Support ECS EZ BIOS
  • Support GUI UEFI BIOS
  • Plug and Play, STR (S3) / STD (S4) , Hardware monitor, Multi Boot
  • Multi-Language BIOS
  • Dual BIOS
  • * Adjustable CPU Voltage
  • * Memory Voltage Adjustable
  • * Support CPU over-clocking function: Adjustable CPU Clock Multiplier
FORM FACTOR
  • ATX Form Factor
  • 305mm x 244mm
OS Support
  • Windows 7 32-bit
  • Windows 7 64-bit
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • Windows 10 64-bit
Certifications
  • CE/FCC Certification
  • WHCK Certification
Bundled Software
  • ECS Intelligent EZ Utility : eBLU, eDLU, eSF
  • Free Bundle: CyberLink Media Suite

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