7-Zip is an open source Windows utility for manipulating archives. We measure the Total Rating performance using the built-in benchmark tool. The test stresses all CPU cores to 100% and shows an affinity for memory bandwidth.
Cinebench is an application which renders a photorealistic 3D scene to benchmark a computer’s rendering performance, on one CPU core, all CPU cores or using the GPU. We run the test using the all core CPU mode.
Sandra Processor Arithmetic
SiSoft Sandra 2017 is a multi-function utility program that supports remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features for PCs, servers, mobile devices and networks. We run the application’s processor arithmetic test to gauge the CPU performance on each tested motherboard.
There’s a lot to like about the Z370i’s processing performance, although the usage of different processors mean it’s difficult to find a direct comparison.
Nonetheless, the Asus board is certainly not holding the Coffee Lake silicon back. Its 7-zip results are significantly quicker than boards tested with Core i5 Coffee Lake parts, and the Cinebench score is good – a little slower than other i7-8700K tests, but perhaps because of slightly slower memory.
If you’re putting a Core i7 chip in the Asus ROG Strix Z370i Gaming, then don’t worry about performance – smaller form factor hasn’t meant any speed compromises.