Subsystem Testing

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SSD Performance – M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVME Slot

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As we can see from the above CrystalDiskMark numbers above, this drive performs pretty much where Samsung states it should. The read speed a couple of hundred MB/s under and the write speed is a little less than a hundred under the theoretical speed stated, but still some nice numbers.

LAN Speed

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I saw an average of 949.3 Mbits/Sec speeds which is right on par with a 1 Gigabit connection. This motherboard supports the new 2.5 Gigabit connection, so if you are running a new router that has the 2.5 connection, you will most likely see some great transfer speeds.

USB 3.2 Gen2

We tested the read and write to a USB 3.2 Gen2 port to the Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 using an external drive enclosure. We did this using a second Samsung 980 Pro PCIe 4.0 NVMe M.2 drive in the PCIe 4.0 NVMe slot on the motherboard.

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With this test, we are reading from the USB 3.2 Gen2 port and writing the data to the M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD. What we see is that we maintained an 846.3MB/s read. We used 2 different Gen2 USB ports, including the new USB Type-C with the same results.

Something to note on the read times with the new USB 3.2 Gen2 is that under most tests we have conducted here on The FPS Review, we have found that the new Gen2 is about double the speed on reading.

As we can see above, the read speeds of the BIOSTAR RACING B550GTA are much better than the previously reviewed Gigabyte B550 and MSI B550I motherboards. With that said, let’s move on to see if our write speeds can overcome the Gigabyte and MSI motherboards.

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As we would expect, the write performance is lower than the read performance. This is on par with almost every drive benchmark and is to be expected. Again, these speeds are significantly faster than the Gen1 counterpart.

Here I found that the BIOSTAR RACING B550GTA hit the middle ground between the other two boards I reviewed recently. It commandingly beat the Gigabyte board but fell short of the MSI board.

This is something that many enthusiasts and gamers might consider when purchasing a motherboard for a new build. The USB 3.2 Gen2 might be something that should be looked at prior to purchase. If a person is using an external drive for games or applications, the Gen2 is a much faster transfer.

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  1. Very nice review, also nice seeing BioStar covered. I have yet to be disappointed with them.

    I bought an Open Box BioStar B550GTA from NewEgg, awaiting for delivery. Somehow I thought the last slot was a 3rd pcie slot, turns out to be a pci slot which is most likely I will never use (I usually end up using every slot on a board or close to it). I have a BioStar B350GT3, bought very early with the Ryzen 1 launch, what a stable motherboard, problem free, what was so odd at the time with that motherboard was it was able to run Hynix ram @ 3200mhz with 1.45v (virtually all boards at the time were 2933mhz or less if you were lucky even with B-Die ram). Except I broke the first slot pcie x16 slot lock plus worn out the socket -> Time for a new board.

    Will be using a Ryzen 3900x, will see if 4 dims also work for 32gb of ram with the 5700 XT AE.

  2. Commenced testing system, I normally do this outside the case for ease of motherboard testing, B550GTA, Ryzen 3900x, 32gb of ram here. Here it is CPU, Cooler, Ram and video card. Goal is to maximize memory speed by using a self bootable form of MemTest86 using a USB flash drive. 4 dims, 32gb, passing 3200mhz XMP profile, Vram 1.37v, Soc set to 1.1v, had to set ProcODT to 36.9ohms (XMP without that would not post).

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    Cooler clearance was very tight and is slightly pushing on the dim closest to the CPU. This is actually the first AMD motherboard that this CPU cooler would fit with first dim slot used. Biostar B350GTA and ASUS CrossHair VI Hero cooler did not allow first dim slot to be used.

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    Once I get the memory tested and maximize initial speed for the ram, I will install the M2’s/SSDs and eventually an operating system. So far all slots filled and 3200mhz Cas 14 memory passed without issue, currently testing at 3600mhz.

  3. [QUOTE=”noko, post: 30371, member: 69″]
    Very nice review, also nice seeing BioStar covered. I have yet to be disappointed with them.[/QUOTE]

    We are trying to ensure we get a little variety on the brand front.

  4. [QUOTE=”Dan_D, post: 30775, member: 6″]
    We are trying to ensure we get a little variety on the brand front.
    That is good.

    Well the motherboard tested good for 3600mhz ram timings, 16,16,16,16,36 with all 4 slots filled. 1:1 ratio. 3733mhz also tested good, installed SSDs and installed Win 10 Pro and found that it was 2:1 ratio so have to redo 3733mhz testing. Current ram Aida64 benchmark. Will optimize timings further and speed. ZenTimings indicate VDim is 1.2v but actually is 1.4v in the bios. HwInfo or Aida64 does not read the voltage of the Dim at all.

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    Installed WiFi card, loaded latest bios, so far all is working good, still more testing needed. Deciding which case it will get to be installed in, have several spare empty ones laying around.

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