GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Xtreme (Intel Z490) ATX Motherboard Review (Page 9)

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

Handbrake, Blender, POV-Ray, CoronaRender, 7-Zip, and WebXPRT



Handbrake is up next, and we are transcoding a 4K MKV to MP4. The Aorus Xtreme does well in this timed benchmark; however, it is a solid 10 seconds behind the Taichi. The Maximus Extreme is much closer at a roughly four-second difference.


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Blender renders of the classroom scene shows the Aorus Xtreme gaining some ground. Thew Maximus Extreme is leading the pack, but it is very close.


7-Zip is an open-source and free compression application. It works well with multi-threading and also can see gains from clock speed as well.

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Moving to the 7-Zip compression suite, the aorus Xtreme once again falls in line behind the Maximus Extreme and the Taichi, with the latter being the top spot. Once again, we see a deficit of over ten seconds, and actually closer to fifteen seconds this time.


WebXPRT is a browser-based test, and we like this test as this is one of the areas not many think to test. This also happens to be a real-world usage test that can be impacted by the mitigations which have recently rolled through and were patched.

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WebXPRT sees the Aorus Xtreme at the bottom with the Taichi. The Maximus Extreme and Sueprmicro as the chart-topper pull a noticeable lead in this one.

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