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Review: MSI B350M Mortar

by Tarinder Sandhu on 21 February 2018, 14:00

Tags: MSI, AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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Testing Methodology

Comparison Motherboard Configurations

Model
MSI B350M Mortar
Gigabyte AB350N-Gaming Wifi
Asus Z370-F Gaming
Firmware Version
7A37v1B
T20h
0410
Chipset
B350
Z370
CPU
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
Intel Core i3-8350K
CPU Cores / Threads
4 / 8
4 / 4
CPU Base Clock / Turbo
3.6GHz / 3.9GHz
4.0GHz / -
CPU TDP
65W
91W
Memory
G.Skill 32GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200
Memory Speed
DDR4-2933
DDR4-2400
Memory Timings
14-14-14-34-1T
16-16-16-38-1T
Graphics
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW
Graphics Driver
GeForce 376.19
Storage Device(s)
SK hynix Canvas SC300 512GB
Samsung 950 Pro 256GB M.2 256GB
Power Supply
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 (1,000W)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home AE (64-bit)

CPU Benchmarks

HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching benchmark stresses a single core by calculating Pi to 10m places.
Cinebench R15 Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses all cores.
Handbrake 0.10.5 Free-to-use video encoder that stresses all CPU cores.
PCMark 10 Default test

Storage Benchmarks

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

Memory Benchmarks

AIDA64 v5.80 Benchmark that analyses memory bandwidth and latency

IGP Gaming Benchmarks

3DMark Graphics benchmark run using the Fire Strike and Time Spy tests
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided 1,920x1,080, low settings
F1 2017 1,920x1,080, low settings
Final Fantasy XV 1,920x1,080, lite settings
Hitman 1,920x1,080, low settings
Middle-earth: Shadow of War 1,920x1,080, low settings

Miscellaneous Benchmarks

Power Consumption Noted at idle, while running the HandBrake video-transcoding test and when playing Middle-earth: Shadow of War