Application Benchmarks

As we add more B550 motherboards to our tests, we will have more comparisons.

Memory Bandwidth

ASRock B550 Taichi Motherboard Aida64 Memory Read and Write Performance

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.

PCMark 10

ASRock B550 Taichi Motherboard PCMark 10 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.

ASRock B550 Taichi Motherboard PCMark 10 Application Test

In the PCMark 10 application test we got a result of 11368.  Overclocking did improve performance as well to 11452. 

Cinebench R20

ASRock B550 Taichi Motherboard Cinebench R20 Test

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.

Blender Benchmark

ASRock B550 Taichi Motherboard Blender Benchmark Classroom Test

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.

HandBrake

ASRock B550 Taichi Motherboard HandBrake Test

Transcoding a video at default took 15 minutes and 10 seconds at default and overclocking brought that down to 14 minutes and 15 seconds.

3DMark Timespy

ASRock B550 Taichi Motherboard 3DMark Timespy Test

The 3DMark score was 10764 and it increased via CPU overclocking to 10936.

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11 Comments

  1. Thanks for the review! That’s a sweet looking and performing board. Interesting the performance difference difference between the 2 m.2 slots, pci-e 4/3. Thanks for that analysis 👍
  2. I was hesitant to go with an ASRock board, but so far my experience has been pleasant, at least in the TR4 realm.

    It’s nice to know that at least the Taichi run of mobos, seem to continue to be fair performance for the money.

  3. While listening to the pcper podcast, I think they mostly agree with your take on the board but they found the price beeing too high as the X570 taichi costs the same and B550 should be a lower budget option.
  4. If that board was $75 less it would make sense. At $300 I don’t see a reason to get this B550 over an X570.
  5. If that board was $75 less it would make sense. At $300 I don’t see a reason to get this B550 over an X570.

    I agree as well. My next board will either be a X570 or the next-gen board that comes out after that one. My next purchase, I’d like to have last as long as my X470 one did, if not longer.

  6. I was hesitant to go with an ASRock board, but so far my experience has been pleasant, at least in the TR4 realm.

    It’s nice to know that at least the Taichi run of mobos, seem to continue to be fair performance for the money.

    I have a ASRock B450 ITX board with an APU and it has been great so far.

  7. Very good review, awesome pictures. What a nice board, wish it was X570 for this quality. Price does seem high, is this going to push up next Xx70 board prices?
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