How We Test
We started today’s comparison by retesting the Gigabyte’s X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi, using the new hardware available at a different lab. Unfortunately, we found that the board defaulted our high-flying G.Skill DDR4-3866 to a mere DDR4-1866, crippling our performance metrics. Kingston’s DDR4-2933 now fills that role with an XMP setting that’s optimized for AMD processors and equally impressive overclocking capacity. Unfortunately, its DDR4-2400 defaults boosted performance to the point that none of our prior findings could be properly compared. We’re restarting from a zero baseline.
Integrated HD audio
Integrated gigabit networking
The same platform that cooled the intense heat of our X299 motherboards works equally well with AMD’s AM4 processors, as proven in the overclocking evaluation of our next page.
With only one X470 board to compare, we filled out the bottom of our charts with an average of all previous Z370 data. You’ll want to see just how well the AM4 boards perform before crying Intel bias on this occasion.
Synthetic Benchmarks & Settings
4K Random Read, 4K Random Write
Application Tests & Settings
Adobe After Effects CC
Release 2015.3.0, Version 188.8.131.52
Adobe Photoshop CC
Release 2015.5.0, 20160603.r.88 x64
Adobe InDesign CC
Release 2015.4, Build 184.108.40.206 x64
Release 2015.3.0, Version 20.0.0 (64-bit)
Game Tests & Settings
Ashes of the Singularity
2015 Season, Abu Dhabi track, Rain
Metro: Last Light Redux
Version 3.00 x64
The Talos Principle
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