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GIGABYTE X299 AORUS Gaming 7 Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 2066 in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 25, 2017 4:35 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

System IO Benchmarks


CrystalDiskMark SATA6G:




CrystalDiskMark M.2:





ixChariot Network Throughput:




The X299-AORUS Gaming 7's storage performance is average, and I am not sure why its 4K reads on SATA are a bit low, perhaps it has to do with power savings. Network performance is excellent in both wired and wireless.


Audio RMAA 5.5:


I disable all audio features, set the correct bitrates, and then test the audio with a loopback test.




Sound Judgment by Ear: Excellent, and the RMAA readings are probably reflecting the use of the ESS DAC and some of its sound effect features. The ratings are not as good as the Gaming 9, but that is to be expected. The audio also does not have the same oomph as the gaming 9, and that is because of the lack of the dedicated extra AMP the Gaming 9 offers. There are five ratings for audio: 1. Problems, 2. Okay, 3. Acceptable, 4. Very good, 5. Excellent

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