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Review: Aorus X299 Gaming 7

by Tarinder Sandhu on 6 September 2017, 14:01

Tags: AORUS

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Test Methodology

Comparison Motherboard Configurations

Model
Reviewed Price
£260
£275
£400
Firmware Version
E7A93IMS.12Z
0501
F8a
Chipset
X299
CPU
Intel Core i9-7900X
CPU Cores / Threads
10 / 20
CPU Base Clock
3.3GHz
CPU Turbo Boost 2.0 Clock
4.3GHz
CPU Turbo Boost 3.0 Clock
4.5GHz
CPU L3 Cache
13.75MB
CPU TDP
140
Memory
Corsair Dominator 32GB
Memory Configuration
4x8GB
Memory Speed
DDR4-2666
Memory Timings
14-16-16-36-2T
CPU Cooler
Noctua NH-D15S
Graphics
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW (382.53)
Storage Device
SK hynix Canvas SC300 512GB
Power Supply
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 (750W)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home (64-bit)

CPU and Memory Benchmarks

HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching benchmark stresses a single core by calculating Pi to 10m places
Cinebench Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses all cores
Handbrake Free-to-use video encoder that stresses multiple CPU cores
AIDA64 Benchmark that analyses memory bandwidth and latency

Storage Benchmarks

CrystalDiskMark Popular free-to-use storage benchmark, used to gauge read and write performance via SATA (512GB SK hynix Canvas SC300), M.2 (512GB Samsung 950 Pro), and USB 3.1 (256GB Adata SC660H)

Gaming Benchmarks

3DMark Run using Time Spy DX12 test
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 2,560x1,440, ultra settings
Rise of the Tomb Raider 2,560x1,440, ultra settings

Miscellaneous Benchmarks

Power Consumption Noted at idle, while running the HandBrake video-transcoding test and when playing Deus Ex: Mankind Divided