NZXT N7 Z370 Preview
Published: 25th June 2018 | Source: NZXT | Price: |
Conclusion and Initial Thoughts
NZXT's entry into the motherboard market hit everyone by surprise, delivering a unique aesthetic, features and a lot of unknowns to leave buyers concerned. Is this board worth the asking price, is it as capable as similarly priced motherboards from the likes of MSI, Gigabyte and ASUS? These are all questions that we plan to answer in our upcoming review of NZXT's N7 Z370.
What we are interested in seeing is how well NZXT and ECS have handled things on the UEFI/BIOS side, and how well the N7 Z370 can handle VRM temperatures and overclocking when compared to their more experienced competitors. Some features like NZXT's plentiful PWM fan connectors and internal USB headers have already caught our attention, though other aspects like the board's lack of USB 3.1 Gen 2 has left us a little concerned.
While aesthetics alone and CAM integration may immediately sell this motherboard to some users, it is also clear that NZXT has a lot to prove before they can be considered as a full-on contender for the motherboard performance/stability crown.
Other unique technologies on the NZXT N7 Z370 include the company's unique "Adaptive Noise Reduction" feature, which can listen to your PC to find the ideal balance between fan speeds, noise and cooling, allowing users to reduce their fan noise by as much as 40%. It can't be said that NZXT isn't innovating the motherboard market with their N7 Z370, as nobody else currently offers a feature like this.
NZXT has shown a lot of confidence sending this motherboard to us, and we intend to put their N7 Z370 through the wringer to see if it is worth your hard-earned cash. With a UK price tag of £275, the N7 Z370 has a lot to live up to.
Has NZXT knocked it out of the ball-park on their first attempt, or will NZXT need to try harder next time? I guess we will find out soon.
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