Gigabyte Z270X-Designare Motherboard Review: Page 5 of 10

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Posted by Heath Coop on Friday, May 19, 2017 - 8:00am

System Configuration and BIOS

Testing Hardware

  • Gigabyte Z270X-Designare
  • Intel Core i7 7700K Processor
  • Kingston HyperX Predator 2666MHz DRR4 Memory
  • PowerColor Radeon R9 285 TurboDuo Graphics Card
  • Crucial M550 256GB Solid State Drive
  • Spotswood Small Tech Station
  • XFX PRO850W XXX Edition 850w Silver Power Supply


  • Radeon Crimson 16.4.1

CPU Cooling:

  • Swiftech H320 X2 Prestige AIO

Testing Operating System:

  • Microsoft Windows 10 Home

General System Benchmarks:

  • PCMark 8
  • Super Pi

CPU Benchmarks:

  • Fritz Chess
  • Handbrake
  • Cinebench R15
  • 7-Zip

Memory Benchmarks:

  • AIDA64 Engineer
  • Passmark Performance Test 8.0
  • SiSoft Sandra

Storage Benchmarks:

  • ATTO Disk Benchmark
  • CrystalDiskMark 3.0
  • AS SSD
  • Passmark Performance Test 8.0

Game Benchmarks:

  • 3Dmark
  • Bioshock: Infinite
  • Metro: Last Light
  • Thief
  • Tomb Raider


The Z270X-Designare BIOS comes with similar interface to the interface that was introduced with the X99 and Z170 motherboards.

All the basic, as well as some more advanced settings are here. I found the BIOS to be flexible, easy to use, and intuitive. Most of the time I did not have any difficulty finding the settings that I wanted to change and everything seemed to be logically laid out.


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