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Review: Asus ROG Strix X470-I Gaming

by Tarinder Sandhu on 17 May 2018, 14:01

Tags: ASUSTeK (TPE:2357), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

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Test Methodology

Comparison Motherboard Configurations

Model
MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC Wifi
Asus ROG Strix X470-I Gaming
Asus ROG Maximus X Hero
Firmware Version
1.10
0601
1101
Chipset
X470
Z370
CPU
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Intel Core i7-8700K
CPU Cores / Threads
8 / 16
6 / 12
CPU Base Clock / Turbo
3.7GHz/4.3GHz
4.0GHz / 4.7GHz
CPU TDP
105W
91W
Memory
G.Skill Trident Z RGB (16GB - 2x8GB)
Memory Speed
DDR4-2933
DDR4-2666
Memory Timings
16-18-18-38-1T
Graphics
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Graphics Driver
GeForce 391.25
Storage Device(s)
SK hynix Canvas SC300 512GB
WD Black NVMe M.2 1TB
Power Supply
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 (1,000W)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home (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 1.0 Free-to-use video encoder that stresses all CPU cores.

Storage Benchmarks

CrystalDiskMark Popular free-to-use storage benchmark, used to gauge read and write performance via M.2 (1TB WD Black 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.

Gaming Benchmarks

3DMark Time Spy Graphics benchmark run using the Time Spy test.
F1 2017 1,920x1,080, ultra settings.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War 1,920x1,080, ultra settings.

Miscellaneous Benchmarks

Power Consumption Noted at idle, while running the HandBrake video-transcoding test and when playing Far Cry 5.

Notes

At the time of testing, all platforms had up-to-date protection against Spectre and Meltdown threats.

This is a straight-up comparison against the full-ATX Aorus X470 Gaming 7 WiFi. Providing competition from the Intel stable is another ROG board, the Maximus X Hero.