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ASUS ROG Strix Z390-E Gaming Motherboard Review

AIDA64 Engineer

AIDA64 Engineer is a multi-featured software suite for diagnostics, stress testing, benchmarking, software auditing and various other measurement parameters. We use AIDA64 Engineer to benchmark memory throughput and latency.


Sandra Memory Bandwidth

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 use the SiSoft Sandra memory bandwidth test to provide a set of memory bandwidth results.

The previously mentioned CPU Turbo settings that cause the ASRock motherboard to operate the CPU faster, with higher power consumption, carry over to the memory tests too. Additionally, ASUS offered a choice of optimising memory parameters when selecting an XMP profile, which ASRock did not.

As such it seems the slightly better memory performance on the ASRock motherboard in memory tests is also a result of optimisation done by ASRock that the user is not consulted on.

For a rough guide of how memory performance compares to other platforms please see our most recent reviews for the following platforms:

B450/X470 (Ryzen 7 2700)
Z370 (Intel Core i7 8700K)
X299 (Intel Core i9 7900X)

Please note software and driver versions have changed hence why we caution that results are not directly comparable.

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