Sabertooth Z170 S By Asus: Winter Inside Your PC

Posted on Feb 9 2016 - 4:17am by Chris Tomaino

Asus has discharged its Sabertooth Z170 S motherboard, which we first saw amid CES. This motherboard is to some degree like the Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 discharged a year ago as far as specs, however it loses a portion of the more propelled cooling elements, and it picks up a special winter camo topic. Despite the fact that it misses the mark concerning the Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1 as far as components, the Sabertooth Z170 S is still a genuinely top of the line motherboard.

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It ought to still perform well while overclocking processors because of its all around created advanced force outline that uses various force stages. The motherboard is obviously focused at gaming players, and it underpins multi-GPU setups up to quad-SLI and quad-Crossfire. The initial two PCI-E x16 openings are designed to interface with the CPUs, yet strangely Asus picked to associate PCI-E x16_3 to the chipset’s PCI-E controller rather, which might bring about lower general execution due to expanded idleness and a potential bottleneck issue.

PCI-E x16_3 additionally shares one of the framework’s HSIO paths with one of the SATA ports, and if that SATA port is being used, the PCI-E x16_3 space will be restricted to a x2 association rather than a x4, further hampering execution. The motherboard likewise has a top of the line sound Realtek ALC1150 sound codec with a guaranteed 112 dB SNR. In the same way as other current motherboards, the sound sub-framework is isolated from whatever remains of the framework parts and sits on a fragmented bit of the board.

This diminishes the EMI impedance and keep up a higher SNR. Asus selected to utilize customary electrolytic capacitors rather than higher-grade sound capacitors, yet in general the sound framework ought to be better than average for an on-board execution. Large portions of these specs are like the higher-end Sabertooth Z170 Mark 1, yet that board has a couple of different favorable circumstances over the Sabertooth Z170 S past its exceptional cooling highlights.

It highlights double NICs, while the Sabertooth Z170 S has just a solitary Intel i219V gigabit LAN. It likewise has an ASMedia SATA-III controller to bolster two extra SATA ports. Other than that and the diverse shading conspire, the sheets are genuinely comparative.