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NZXT N7 B550 Motherboard Review

We will be outlining the NZXT N7 B550 motherboard’s performance with the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU, 32GB of 3600MHz C16 DDR4 memory, and a Gigabyte RTX 3080 Eagle OC graphics card.


AM4 Motherboard Test System:

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X.
  • Memory: 32GB (2x16GB) Corsair Vengeance LPX 3600MHz 16-18-18-36 DDR4 @ 1.35V.
  • Graphics Card: Gigabyte RTX 3080 Eagle OC.
  • System Drive: WD_Black SN750 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe M.2 SSD.
  • Games and Test SSD: WD_Black SN850 PCIe Gen 4 M.2 SSD.
  • CPU Cooler: Fractal Celsius+ S28 Prisma 280mm AIO (full speed fans and pump to eliminate thermal throttling).
  • Power Supply: Seasonic Prime TX-1000 1000W.
  • Case: Lian Li Open-air Test Bench.
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit.

BIOS Version:

  • NZXT N7 B550 BIOS version P1.20 [AGESA 1.2.0.0] (latest at the time of testing)

Comparison Motherboards:

Tests:

  • Cinebench R20 – All-core & single-core CPU benchmark (CPU)
  • Blender 2.90 – All-core rendering of the Classroom benchmark (CPU)
  • SiSoft Sandra – Memory bandwidth (Memory)
  • AIDA64 – Memory bandwidth, memory latency (Memory)
  • 3DMark TimeSpy – Time Spy (1440p) test (Gaming)
  • F1 2020 – 1920 x 1080, Ultra High quality preset with TAA, DX12 (Gaming)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider – 1920 x 1080, Highest quality preset, no AA, DX12 version (Gaming)
  • CrystalDiskMark– Storage transfer rates (Motherboard)
  • Rightmark Audio Analyzer 6.4.5 – Record and playback test using a line-in to line-out loopback with a 3.5mm audio cable (Motherboard)
  • WiNFO – System sensor monitoring during stress test (Temperatures & Power Consumption)

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