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GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 Motherboard Review (Page 8)

By Steven Bassiri from Oct 19, 2017 @ 12:29 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

CPU, Memory, and System Benchmarks

CINEBENCH 11.5

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wPrime

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AIDA64 FLOPS and IOPS

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AIDA64 Memory

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ScienceMark

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HandBrake

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3DMark: Fire Strike

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3DMark: Cloud Gate

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ResidentEvil 6

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These tests are done out of the box, so I have decided to include whether or not the vendor has implemented some type of default overclocking, such as multi-core enhancement. Multi-core enhancement is when the motherboard vendor pushes all cores to maximum turbo speeds instead of just one or two.

MCE as I will call it, can cause instability if your CPU isn't great, and we would hope vendors would have it off by default, but it does offer a free performance boost out of the box. Some motherboards also might increase the BCLK a bit over stock to score higher, and some might even mess with the turbo boost table. If we standardize settings, then most motherboards should perform the same, but in this case, we haven't.

Overall, the Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 is doing just fine, as it follows Intel's specifications, and we will see the benefit of this in the power consumption table, where it uses roughly 50W less than the other systems. Overall, I didn't find any performance issues with the Z370 AORUS Gaming 7; we actually used it for our Coffee Lake review.

PRICING: You can find the product discussed for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:

USUnited States: The GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 (Intel LGA1151/ Z370/ ATX/ 3xM.2/ M.2 Thermal Guard / Front USB 3.1 /ESS Sabre DAC /RGB Fusion/ Fan Stop /SLI/ Motherboard) retails for $374.99 at Amazon.com

UKUnited Kingdom: The GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 (Intel LGA1151/ Z370/ ATX/ 3xM.2/ M.2 Thermal Guard/Front USB 3.1 /ESS Sabre DAC/RGB Fusion/Fan Stop/SLI/Motherboard) retails for £312.00 at Amazon.co.uk

AUAustralia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com.au

CACanada: The GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 Motherboard retails for $332.01 CAD at Amazon.ca

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