As we add more B550 motherboards to our tests, we will have more comparisons.
For our application benchmarks, we are starting out with Aida64 and looking at memory read and write performance. At default settings, with the memory at 3600MHz the read performance on this motherboard is 50876 MB/s of memory bandwidth. This is really great, and right on the money in terms of read performance, it’s very good for this memory and this motherboard is working correctly. The write performance is also correct, at 28747 MB/s this is the correct write performance given the CCX layout. In terms of memory bandwidth, the ASRock B550 Taichi comes in with excellent performance.
The default standard PCMark 10 test result was 6926, which is the expected performance for this CPU. Overclocking the CPU up to 4.2GHz on this motherboard brought performance up a couple of percent, and was 100% stable on this motherboard. It held the overclock an all cores with no problems, very stable.
In the PCMark 10 application test we got a result of 11368. Overclocking did improve performance as well to 11452.
The Cinebench R20 result at default is 3646 and overclocking improves it by 5%, which is a bigger difference than PCMark 10. These Cinebench results are very good as well for this CPU, it is operating really well on this motherboard.
In the “Classroom” Blender Benchmark at default this motherboard and CPU complete the render time in 11 minutes and 19 seconds. Overclocking the CPU on this motherboard improves performance and reduces the time down to 10 minutes and 50 seconds.
Transcoding a video at default took 15 minutes and 10 seconds at default and overclocking brought that down to 14 minutes and 15 seconds.
The 3DMark score was 10764 and it increased via CPU overclocking to 10936.