Testing & Performance
To test the X570 AORUS Pro WIFI we will be running it through various benchmarks that will test every aspect of the board. These tests will include CPU, Memory and gaming benchmarks which will give us a gauge of its overall performance.
The system we will install is a Corsair 220T and will include the following components:
- AMD 3900X
- Wraith Prism Cooler
- 2 x 8 GB 3200MHz G.Skill Ripjaws V DDR4
- Gigabyte RTX 2060 Super Windforce OC GPU
- Crucial P1 1000GB M.2 NVMe SSD
- Corsair HX750i PSU
General Performance Testing
PCMark 10 is the complete benchmark for the modern office. It is the ideal test for organizations that are evaluating PCs for a workforce with a range of performance needs. The tests in this benchmark cover a wide range of activities from everyday productivity tasks to demanding work with digital media content.
PCMark 10 uses a modular approach to build relevant benchmark tests around common end-user scenarios. A Test Group is a collection of workloads that share a common theme or purpose. There are four test groups in PCMark 10, we use three of them.
Essentials: covers the common, everyday ways that people use a PC. The workloads include Web Browsing, Video Conferencing, and App Start-up time.
Productivity: measures system performance with everyday office applications. This test group includes Spreadsheets and Writing workloads.
Digital Content Creation: This test group’s workload reflects the demands of working with digital content and media. The tests include Photo Editing, Video Editing, and Rendering and Visualization.
The X570 AORUS Pro WIFI takes top spot being the other benched X570 ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero AC by 134 points.
The AORUS Pro WIFI ends up in the middle of the pack with a score of 818 +/- 14, which is only 5 points behind the X570 ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero AC.
CPU Performance Tests
“On August 1995, the calculation of pi up to 4,294,960,000 decimal digits was succeeded by using a supercomputer at the University of Tokyo. The program was written by D.Takahashi in collaboration with Dr.Y.Kanada at the computer center. This record should be the current world record. (Details are shown in the windows help.) This record-breaking program was ported to personal computer environments such as Windows NT and Windows 95. In order to calculate 33.55 million digits, it takes within 3 days with a Pentium 90 MHz, 40 MB main memory and 340 MB available storage.”
Seems that SuperPI doesn’t play well with AMD Ryzen chips being over 2 minutes behind the Z390 platform. The X570 AORUS Pro WIFI put up a score of 9 minutes and 12 seconds, which did beat our other X570 board by 54 seconds.
“CINEBENCH is a real-world cross-platform test suite that evaluates your computer’s performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON’s award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Iron Man 3, Oblivion, Life of Pi or Prometheus and much more.
CINEBENCH is the perfect tool to compare CPU and graphics performance across various systems and platforms (Windows and OS X). And best of all: It’s completely free.”
We see the 3900x really shines in Cinebench R15 scoring over 1000 points ahead of the 9900K.
The benchmark shows a rating in MIPS (million instructions per second). The rating value is calculated from the measured speed, and it is normalized with results of Intel Core 2 CPU with multi-threading option switched off. So, if you have modern CPU from Intel or AMD, rating values in single-thread mode must be close to real CPU frequency. There are two tests, compression with LZMA method and decompression with LZMA method. Once the total passes reach 100, the score is taken
7Zip is another thing AMD’s Ryzen excels at, beating the 9900K by about 35,000 points with the X570 AORUS Pro WIFI posting a score of 100653.
Memory Performance Testing
AIDA64 Engineer Edition
“FinalWire Ltd. today announced the immediate availability of AIDA64 Extreme Edition 1.50 software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; and the immediate availability of AIDA64 Business Edition 1.50 software, an essential network management solution for small and medium scale enterprises. The new AIDA64 update implements AVX-optimized benchmarks for the upcoming Intel Sandy Bridge processors, adds a brand-new video encoding benchmark, and supports the latest AMD and NVIDIA graphics processors.”
The X570 AORUS Pro WIFI posts some impressive scores and takes top spot in the AIDA64 Memory Bandwidth benchmark.
Memory latency is one of Ryzen’s weak spots due to its chiplets, we find the AORUS Pro WIFI well behind its Z390 counterpart at 75.2ns.
Passmark Performance Test – Memory Mark – Threaded
“Fast, easy to use, PC speed testing and benchmarking. PassMark PerformanceTest ™ allows you to objectively benchmark a PC using a variety of different speed tests and compare the results to other computers.”
Like other Gigabyte boards, we find the X570 AORUS Pro WIFI struggle in the Passmark memory benchmark.
SiSoft Sandra – Memory Bandwidth
“SiSoftware Sandra provides a robust package of diagnostic tools for testing your system and teasing out its problems–or potential headaches.”
In SiSoft Memory bandwidth, the AORUS Pro WIFI sits in the middle of the pack with scores of only 34.36/34.37/34.35.
Storage Performance Testing
ATTO Disk Benchmark
“As the industry’s leading provider of high-performance storage & network connectivity products, ATTO has created a widely-accepted Disk Benchmark freeware utility to help measure storage system performance. As one of the top tools utilized in the industry, Disk Benchmark identifies performance in hard drives, solid-state drives, RAID arrays as well as connections to storage. Top drive manufacturers, like Hitachi, build and test every drive using the ATTO Disk Benchmark”
No surprises here as it benches relatively close to Crucial P1’s rated speed of 2000 MB/s read and 1700MB/s write.
“CrystalDiskMark is designed to quickly test the performance of your hard drives. Currently, the program allows measuring sequential and random read/write speeds.”
Again in CrystalDiskMark, it’s benching fairly close to the rated speed of the Crucial P1 1000GB.
The AS SSD benchmark determines the performance of Solid State Drives (SSD). The tool contains six synthetic and three copy tests.
The synthetic tests determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD. These tests are performed without using the operating system cache. In the Seq test, the program measures how long it takes to read and write a 1 GB file. In the 4K test, read and write performance is determined for randomly selected 4K blocks. The 4K-64 Third test is equivalent to the 4K procedure, except that the read and write operations are distributed to 64 threads. This test should show differences between the IDE operating mode where NCQ is not supported and the AHCI mode for SSDs with Native Command Queuing (NCQ). The additional compression test can measure the performance of the SSD as a function of the compressibility of the data. This is especially important for the controllers that are used to increase the performance and life of the cell compression.
AS SSD is known to score lower than most other benchmarks, and the X570 AORUS Pro WIFI benchmarks pretty much right where I would expect it to be.
3DMark – Fire Strike
“Fire Strike is a showcase DirectX 11 benchmark designed for today’s high-performance gaming PCs. It is our most ambitious and technical benchmark ever, featuring real-time graphics rendered with detail and complexity far beyond what is found in other benchmarks and games today”
Our setup posts a score of 20232 and a graphics score of 21749, which is right where a stock RTX 2060 Super should be.
3DMark – Time Spy
“3Dmark Time Spy is a new DirectX 12 benchmark test for Windows 10 gaming PCs. Time Spay is one of the first DirectX 12 apps to be built “the right way” from the ground up to fully realize the performance gains that the new API offers. With DirectX 12 engine, which supports new API features like asynchronous compute, explicit multi-adapter, and multi-threading, Time Spy is the ideal test for benchmarking the latest graphics cards.”
Timespy scores an impressive 9023, which pretty much matches our RTX 2060 Super runs on the Z390 platform.
Ashes of the Singularity
Planet by planet, a war is raging across the galaxy. The technological singularity has given humanity the power to expand further than they ever have before. Now, they compete with each other and their sentient artificial intelligence adversaries for control of newfound worlds.
Running Ashes of the Singularity at 1080p with the “Extreme” preset we are just under 5 FPS below our Z390 9900K run with the same card.
Far Cry 5
Anything can happen. Everything will.
Welcome to Hope County, Montana, land of the free and the brave, but also home to a fanatical doomsday cult—known as The Project at Eden’s Gate—that is threatening the community’s freedom. Stand up to the cult’s leaders, Joseph Seed, and the Heralds, as you spark the fires of resistance that will liberate the besieged community.
Like in Ashes of the Singularity we also see Far Cry’s frame drop a little averaging 115 FPS as opposed to 124 on our 9900K.
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Experience Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. In Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour. As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara will ultimately be forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.
In Shadow of Tomb Raider, as expected we see the X570/3900X just behind the Z390/9900K with an average FPS of 139 vs 148.