GIGABYTE AORUS AX370 GAMING 5 AM4 AMD X370 Ryzen Series ATX Motherboard Review: Page 9 of 11

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Posted by Paul Malfy on Friday, April 7, 2017 - 8:00am

Gaming Benchmarks & Performance

3DMark

3DMark is a computer benchmarking tool created and developed by Futuremark used to determine the performance of a computer's 3D graphic rendering and CPU workload processing capabilities. It does this through a series of graphics and physics and or CPU tests. I Firestrike, the 3DMARK DX11 benchmark and Time Spy, the new DX12 Benchmark. Both benchmarks were run at the stock clock speed of 1759 MHz, in gaming mode, set in the XTREME GAMING ENGINE. They were also run slightly overclocked, in OC mode, to 1784 MHz. Any higher than that, and the benchmarks would crash.

AORUS AX370 GAMING 5 AM4 AMD X370 Ryzen Series ATX Motherboard

In the DX11 benchmark, Firestrike, the XTREME GAMING 1080 scored much lower than it did on the 7700K, where it topped out at over 19,000 points.

AORUS AX370 GAMING 5 AM4 AMD X370 Ryzen Series ATX Motherboard

In the DX12 Benchmark, Time Spy, the XTREME GAMING 1080 gave me the best results so far on any system.

Gaming Benchmarks

I slipped 3 games to benchmark on the AORUS X370 GAMING 5. All games were tested on their max preset. I tested the game in 1080, 1440p, and 4k resolutions. Each benchmark was run 3 times, for 2 minutes each run. The three results were averaged out. This was done for each resolution. The 3 games I chose were Grand Theft Auto V, Shadow of Mordor and The Witcher 3. Here are the results. I’ve also included results from my standard test bench. This being the AORUS Z270X GAMING 5 with the 7700K running at 4.5 GHz. I used the same 16 gb kit of G. Skill Ripjaws V running at 2400 MHz and the XTREME GAMING 1080 running at a stock speed of 1759 MHz in Gaming Mode in the XTREME GAMING ENGINE. The gaming results were much closer than I had expected, with the 1800x beating out the 7700K in performance in Shadow of Mordor.

AORUS AX370 GAMING 5 AM4 AMD X370 Ryzen Series ATX Motherboard

AORUS AX370 GAMING 5 AM4 AMD X370 Ryzen Series ATX Motherboard

GTA V performed overall better on the 7700K based system.

AORUS AX370 GAMING 5 AM4 AMD X370 Ryzen Series ATX Motherboard

AORUS AX370 GAMING 5 AM4 AMD X370 Ryzen Series ATX Motherboard

Although it was close, the 1800x took this one in Shodow of Mordor, out performing the 7700K.

AORUS AX370 GAMING 5 AM4 AMD X370 Ryzen Series ATX Motherboard

AORUS AX370 GAMING 5 AM4 AMD X370 Ryzen Series ATX Motherboard

In another close comparrison, the 7700K barely beat the 1800X in The Witcher 3.

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