Now we are going to start some application benchmarks on this motherboard. To start us out, we are going to use Aida64 and take a look at some different memory bandwidths. These first tests were running the memory at 3200MHz.
As can be seen above, we hit 44,880 read speed which again was middle ground against the other two recently reviewed motherboards. However, all three motherboards ran within a small margin of each other.
Well, from the above graph, we see these three boards pretty much ran neck to neck in the Aida64 Write category with the BIOSTAR motherboard again in the middle. Nonetheless, these are pretty good numbers!
When we ran the PCMark 10 benchmark we can see that this board came in at 6304 which again, if you look at TheFPSReview B550 motherboard review is pretty much right in line with the others we have reviewed. However, this time we see the MSI board fall behind our previously reviewed Gigabyte board, and once again the BIOSTAR falls in the middle of the pack.
With this test, we only have the MSI and this BIOSTAR motherboard for comparison. During our test with the Gigabyte motherboard, Cinebench had not released the R23 version so we didn’t want to compare that with these last two tests.
The Cinebench R23 result was set with the CPU at the default setting. As we can see from the above graph, the result is a lot different from the previous R20 version. If you have looked at Cinebench R20 results from other boards, this is a whole new ball game.
With this test at the default CPU setting, the BIOSTAR edges forward of the MSI.
We ran this Blender Benchmark “Classroom” at the default motherboard settings which included the CPU at 3600 and RAM at 3200. This system completed the benchmark in 8 minutes and 4 seconds. Again, the BIOSTAR falls short against the Gigabyte board. This board was almost 3 minutes longer than the Gigabyte and was right in line with the MSI board. We are not sure why the Gigabyte board was so substantially quicker than these other two motherboards.
The 3DMark Timespy result is 6417, since this is very GPU dependent comparing it with other reviews other than the Gigabyte and MSI, which we used the same video card would not be a fair comparison. As we can see, the BIOSTAR board just edged past the Gigabyte and MSI motherboards. Is that due to better memory management with the board? Who’s to say. Nonetheless, all three of these boards were within just a few points of each other.