The RightMark Audio Analyzer suite is designed for testing quality of analog and digital paths of any audio devices, be it a sound card, an MP3 player, a consumer CD/DVD player or an acoustic set. The results are obtained by playing and recording test signals passed through the tested audio path by means of frequency analysis algorithms. The latest version of RightMark Audio Analyzer can be found here.
The GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Force may not have the latest Realtek ALC1150 High definition audio codec, but it was certainly able to hold its own. The Realtek ALC898 High Definition audio codec was able to hit the same general performance rating of ‘Very Good’ as our other Intel Z87 motherboards. Our other boards were able to hit some of the sub scores higher, but let’s keep in mind that the Z87X-OC Force is aimed at those looking for a great overclocking board and that’s where GIGABYTE sank in their time.