Benchmark Testing

Synthetic Benchmark Testing

SiSoft Sandra 2017

The Sandra benchmarks remain a fast and easy way to determine system quality from a CPU and memory subsystem perspective. The GIGABYTE X299 AORUS Gaming 3 outperforms all of the other test systems, given the processor-based performance enhancements as well as the memory speed enhancements integral to the X299 platform.

Intel Linpack Benchmark v2017.3.019

The current version of the Intel Linpack benchmark comes with a batch file to run from the command-line interface for running the Linpack tests. It serves as a good indicator of proper system CPU functioning and is considered one of the most intensive CPU benchmarks currently available. This test was repeated three times with the highest repeatable GFlops (Giga-Floating Point Operations Per Second) score recorded.

This CPU torture test is a proven method for identifying possible issues with the CPU to motherboard interface layer. The X299 AORUS Gaming 3 again dominates this test with its performance more than doubling that of the X99-based system.

Multimedia and System Benchmark Testing

Maxon Cinebench R15

Maxon’s Cinebench R15 benchmark can be used determine a system's ability to render 3D content based on their Cinema 4D animation software. The CPU benchmark test was run three times, with the highest reproducible Cinebench points score recorded.

Thg X299 AORUS Gaming 3 again shows off the raw processing power of the X299 platform, beating out the performance of the X99 test system by more than 1.5x.

FutureMark PCMark 8

FutureMark Corporation’s PCMark 8 can be used to reliably ascertain a system’s performance in a Windows 10-based use environment. The benchmark tests chosen for benchmarking included the Home test, Creative test, and Work test. All test suites within the PCMark 8 benchmark were run three times, with the highest reproducible PCMark scores recorded. Note that the Applications test results were not included because of issues encountered between the benchmark and the version of Windows 10 used for testing.

The X299 AORUS Gaming 3 performs well in comparison to the X99-based system with its performance falling in between that of the X99 and Z270-based systems across all tests run.

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