Application Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

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.

racing aida64 read

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.

racing aida64 write

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!

racing mark10

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.

Cinebench R23

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.

racing Cinebench R23

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.

Blender Benchmark

racing bleny

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.

3DMark Timespy

racing 3dmark

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.

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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).

    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.

    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. 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.

    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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