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 MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming Motherboard, despite the Creative Sound Blaster Cinema Software, still relies on the Hardware performance of the Realtek ALC898 Hardware. According to Rightmark Audio Analyzer the MSI Z77A-GD65 Gaming series motherboard has an overall rating of Good.