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Review: Aorus X470 Gaming 7 Wifi

by Tarinder Sandhu on 19 April 2018, 14:05

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Test Methodology

Comparison Motherboard Configurations

Model
Aorus X470 Gaming 7 WiFi
Asus Maximus X Hero
Firmware Version
T2b
1101
Chipset
X470
Z370
CPU
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
Intel Core i7-8700K
CPU Cores / Threads
8 / 16
6 / 12
CPU Base Clock / Turbo
3.7GHz / 4.3GHz
4.0GHz / 4.7GHz
CPU TDP
105W
91W
Memory
Corsair 32GB (4x8GB)
Memory Speed
DDR4-2933
DDR4-2666
Memory Timings
16-18-18-38-1T
Graphics
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Graphics Driver
GeForce 391.25
Storage Device(s)
SK hynix Canvas SC300 512GB
Samsung 950 Pro 256GB M.2 256GB
Power Supply
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 (1,000W)
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 1709 (64-bit)

CPU Benchmarks

HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching benchmark stresses a single core by calculating Pi to 10m places.
Cinebench R15 Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses all cores.
Handbrake 1.0 Free-to-use video encoder that stresses all CPU cores.

Storage Benchmarks

CrystalDiskMark Popular free-to-use storage benchmark, used to gauge read and write performance via M.2 (256GB Samsung 950 Pro NVMe), SATA (512GB SK hynix Canvas SC300) and USB 3.1 (512GB SK hynix Canvas SC300).

Memory Benchmarks

AIDA64 v5.80 Benchmark that analyses memory bandwidth and latency

Gaming Benchmarks

3DMark and k Graphics benchmark run using the Time Spy test
F1 2017 1,920x1,080, ultra settings
Middle-earth: Shadow of War 1,920x1,080, ultra settings

Miscellaneous Benchmarks

Power Consumption Noted at idle, while running the HandBrake video-transcoding test and when playing Far Cry 5

Notes

Given that X470 is considered a new chipset but is identical to the X370 from a pure performance perspective, we have chosen to compare it and a Ryzen 7 2700X to an Asus Maximus X Hero and Core i7-8700K combination. Both platforms use high-end boards and the total outlay is within the same ballpark. The question we are answering here, therefore, is which platform is best for your workloads.

At the time of testing, both platforms had up-to-date protection against Spectre and Meltdown threats.