All tests are performed in an open bench with ambient room temperature kept at 35*C (Because its summer in the Philippines.)
Motherboards are updated to the latest BIOS during time of testing kept at their out-of-box settings aside from XMP frequencies when running stock benchmarks.
As many already know, most motherboards will have varying frequency multipliers and this may affect performance overall. As this is part of their out of the box configuration we see it fit to use them as is. All data presented here in are with the default motherboard settings for stock performance. Overclocked performance will be indicated where needed. For non-Z series motherboards, all benchmarks are performed on DDR4-2133 default settings.
As always, we’ll let the numbers do the talking.
Same thermal paste and same application method used on all cooler mounting. A pre-benchmark stress test is performed to let the TIM settle. We use Noctua NT-H1 for all our testing.
A fresh install of Windows 10 Pro is used for every sample testing. The OS image contains all benchmarks and games. Drivers are installed after image is installed.
An average of 3 benchmark runs is used for test sampling.
Maxon Cinebench R20 – Multi-threaded CPU benchmark
Blender 3D – BMW 2.7 CPU Render benchmark
POV-Ray 3.7.1 – Multi-threaded Render benchmark
HWBot x265 – 4K x265 CPU encoding benchmark
7zip Benchmark – a compression benchmark
wPrime 1024M – multi-threaded prime benchmark
SuperPI 32M – single-threaded prime benchmark
PugetBench for Photoshop – an Adobe Photoshop benchmark developed by PugetSystems
Adobe Media Encoder – an encoding benchmark
Corona Bench 1.3 – a rendering benchmark
V-ray 4.10.07 – a raytracing benchmark
3DMark Time Spy – a DirectX12 gaming benchmark
3DMark Fire Strike – a DirectX 11 gaming benchmark
PCMark10 Extended – a complete system benchmark
PCMark10 Digital Content Creation – the content creator sub-score from the Extended test