All synthetic tests are carried out three times with the best result taken. We used the various software’s own test count settings, so, for example, CrystalMarkx64 we ran the test count at nine, but repeated three times.
We use charts to describe the benchmark results. These use colours that can often be similar or even different shades of each colour. If this becomes hard to read, you can click on any of the review samples on the chart to remove it or add it back in.
We use several synthetic benchmarking tools, they are a synthetic reference and can have several factors either included in the test or impact the test. Therefore, we use a static and standard test system. We have dropped IOMeter, a really good test, but we primarily used it for IOPS, which is not something end users are really looking for just now.
Instead, we have replaced it with AS SSD Benchmark and will be running ATTODiskBenchmark in the future.
|Test Platform||Intel Z270|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro 64-bit|
|Motherboard||Intel Z270 ASRock Pro4 Motherboard|
|Memory||Ballistix Sport LT 16GB Red DDR4 2666Mhz Memory Kit|
|Graphics||MSI GTX 970 GAMING Twin Frozr V|
|CPU Cooler||Cryorig H5 Universal CPU Cooler|
|Chassis||MicroCool Banchetto 101|
All BIOS, drivers and patches are updated as of the date of this review. We also retested the DREVO D1 after the recent Intel CPU security patches and used BIOS 2.40 from ASRock.