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 2018 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.
CPU performance, by default, is slower than most Z390 motherboards since the motherboard adheres mostly to Intel stock Turbo behaviour.
The fact the motherboard also does not support XMP 3200MHz, like our test system memory, means the “XMP Trigger” is never received by the system to enhance performance. By that we mean that many other vendors will often use the point at which the user enables an XMP profile to covertly enhance CPU Turbo performance beyond Intel’s specification.
For a rough guide of how CPU performance compares to other platforms please see our most recent reviews for the following platforms:
Please note software and driver versions have changed hence why we caution that results are not directly comparable.