GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Xtreme (Intel Z490) ATX Motherboard Review (Page 8)

| Jun 3, 2020 at 3:42 pm CDT
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: GIGABYTEModel: Z490 AORUS XTREME

WPrime, SuperPi, Cinebench, and AIDA64

WPrime

WPrime is first up and being a multi-threaded benchmark. We know it will scale with any CPU we throw at it. You can manually set the number of workers or threads you want to allocate to the calculation, which we did the total thread count for each CPU to ensure we measure the maximum performance the CPU can offer.

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The 32M test is the shorter one and shows how each CPU performs with a quick burst multi-core loading. Here we see the Aorus Xtreme pull right in line with the pack.

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The 1024 test is the more extended version and can take form as short as under half a minute up to several minutes depending on thread count and frequency of the CPU being tested. The Aorus Xtreme falls within the margin for error here, I know its two 100ths of a second behind the Taichi and Maximus Extreme, but that's a very extreme knit pick.

SuperPi

SuperPi is a much older test, but it's worth including as it is a single-threaded computation workload that really can show in granular detail differences in the computational ability of the silicon being tested. One thing to note is that this is an aging application that tends to favor intel architecture, so don't be surprised when you see much better results by some chips, as those same chips you will see get beaten in other tests.

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With SuperPi, it is a single-threaded workload, which can show the base efficiency of a platform. Here the Aorus Xtreme tops the charts, but its once again by an extremely narrow margin.

Cinebench

Cinebench is a long-standing render benchmark that has been heavily relied upon by both Intel and AMD to showcase their newest platforms during unveils. The benchmark has two tests, a single-core workload that will utilize one thread or 1T. There is also a multi-threaded test which uses all threads or nT of a tested CPU

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The multi-core test for Cinebench shows once again the Aorus Xtreme being ever so slightly behind the Taichi and the Maximus Extreme variant. I can likely attest this to early BIOS tuning, and we will see how this shapes up over time. The margin once again is close, but it is there.

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Moving to the single-threaded test and the Aorus Xtreme jumps ahead of the other extreme model, while still trailing the Taichi by a mere three points.

Aida64

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Moving to Aida64, we start with memory performance. The read performance for the Aorus Xtreme is behind the rest, which was admittedly surprising. It did recover on the write test coming in behind the Taichi. Copy performance shows more of the same, while memory latency the Aorus Xtreme and the Maximus both fall toward the bottom.

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The AES encryption test gives a result in MB/s, and the Aorus Xtreme shows a strong performance showing but a few ticks behind the Taichi and Supermicro offering.

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For FPU testing, we have 32-bit single-precision first. Here the Aorus Xtreme shines topping the chart even if by a few FPS.

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Now with the next level, we have the 64-bit double-precision test. Here the Aorus Xtreme drops behind the Taichi while still leading the Maximus board.

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Lastly, we have 80-bit extended precision, and this one seems to level all of the boards out as they are all within a few points of each other.

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