ASRock Z270 Pro4 Motherboard Review

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Test Setup

We are retiring our trusty MSI GTX 970 GAMING Twin Frozr V as our baseline test bench card in favour for a Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti, but we have a couple more reviews before that day comes, including this one.

Test PlatformIntel Z270
Operating SystemWindows 10 Pro 64-bit
StorageCrucial MX200 500Gb SSD
MemoryBallistix Sport LT 16GB Red DDR4 2666Mhz Memory Kit
GraphicsMSI GTX 970 GAMING Twin Frozr V
CPU CoolerCryorig H5 Universal CPU Cooler
PSUCorsair HX1000i
ChassisMicroCool Banchetto 101

All synthetic tests are carried out three times with the best result taken. All game tests, multiplayer or otherwise, are carried out three times with the best average taken. If the game is an online multiplayer, a ping constantly under 30ms is required before a test is valid.

Synthetic Tests

Real World Tests

  • Alien Isolation
  • Batman Origins (Low Quality)
  • Battlefield 1
  • Battlefield 4
  • Bioshock
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Dirt Showdown

We test with the Intel Core i7-7700K, and this is our last test with this CPU. We have an 8700K we are already using in reviews. With all the generational blockers Intel push on the consumer, we’ll be waving goodbye to the 7700K after this review, more on that later.

The Intel Core i7-7700K is still a ‘latest’ generation of CPU, and many will see this as a good option, especially when so many are coming on to the secondhand market. The Kaby Lake processor has four cores and eight threads, with 8Mb of Level 3 Smart Cache, and a base frequency of 4.20Ghz, some impressive numbers.

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