Rendering Benchmarks

Here, we are looking at each CPU’s ability to perform rendering and encoding tasks.

Cinebench R20 Multithread

GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Master Motherboard Cinebench R20 graph

Naturally, Intel is at a disadvantage in this test. The 3900X does a lot better here due to the higher core count. Once more, the 10th generation Intel’s are neck and neck with the 9900K falling behind the rest.

Cinebench R20 Single Thread

GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Master Motherboard Cinebench R20 graph

Here we see a result of 529 overclocked and 533 stock. This is an area where the stock results are better due to the turbo boost feature going higher than the manual overclock.

Blender Open Data Benchmark

This is the Blender Open Beta Benchmark version 2.04. This Blender Benchmark allows you to download multiple demos for rendering and render up to six of them in sequence. This can take an extremely long time to run all of them. You also have the option of testing different versions of Blender from the same launcher. We chose two of the tests out of the six, which seemed to have a longer run time than the others.

Blender pavilion_barcelona

GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Master Motherboard Blender Open Data Benchmark Graph

In the Blender test, we see slightly better results out of the GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Master than we do out of the MSI MPG Z490.

Blender Victor

GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Master Motherboard Blender Open Data Benchmark Graph

In this test, the two Z490’s continue to trade blows, favoring MSI by the smallest margin.

V-Ray Benchmark

V-Ray 4.10.07 was used for this test.

GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Master Motherboard V-Ray Benchmark Graph

Again, the two Intel systems are fairly evenly matched, but again the nod goes to MSI unless your overclocking.

Handbrake

This is an encoding using the 1080P fast 30 preset. The only changes made to the application were disabling of GPU acceleration. The video was a 4K video at 4 minutes and 42 seconds in length.

GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Master Motherboard Handbrake benchmark graph

In the Handbrake encode, the GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Master was unusually fast, coming out well ahead of the MSI MPG Z490.

POV-Ray 3.7

GIGABYTE Z490 Aorus Master Motherboard POV-Ray benchmark graph

Again, the results are nearly identical. Even overclocked, the Intel 10900K still loses to AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900X.

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3 Comments

  1. Interesting read. If I were going to go with Intel at this stage in the game, this is one of the boards I’d consider for sure.
  2. It was a good board. My brother in law used that test setup over the weekend to play Destiny 2 with me. It worked well. The other board I put in a friend’s machine is working well. He’s had no trouble with it and is very happy with the upgrade. He went from a 3770K and an ASUS Maximus V Extreme (if I recall correctly) and dual GTX 980 Ti’s to a single RTX 2080 Ti and a 10700K.

    We rarely get to sample additional copies of boards during the review process, so it was nice to see both worked well.

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