Before moving on to doing some benchmarks, let’s take a look at the test system used in the various benchmarks. All testing will be done using a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro 64-bit with all updates. The operating system will be installed on a Kingston Predator M.2 drive, with benchmarks and games on the second SSD drive. All benchmarks will be completed with no additional software running, with a reboot between each test.
Intel Z170 Test Platform:
This is what CPU-Z tells us about the test platform:
Here is a quick look at the specific components used in the test system:
|Intel LGA 1151 Z170 Test Platform|
|Processor||Intel i7-6700K||Click Here|
|Memory||Kingston 32GB DDR4 2666MHz||Click Here|
|Video Card||eVGA GTX 970 SC||Click Here|
|Hard Drive||Intel SSD Pro 2500 180GB||Click Here|
|Hard Drive 2||Sandisk Ultra II 480GB SSD||Click Here|
|M.2||Kingston Predator G2 x4 240GB||Click Here|
|Power Supply||Corsair CX750M||Click Here|
|USB 3.1 Type C||Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 3C||Click Here|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Pro 64-bit||Click Here|
Now for a quick look at the eVGA GTX 970 that we will be using with NVIDIA driver version 355.60.