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Review: B550 Aorus Pro

by Tarinder Sandhu on 16 June 2020, 14:00

Tags: AORUS, Gigabyte (TPE:2376), AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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Test Methodology

Comparison Configurations

Firmware Version
AMD B550
AMD X570
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
CPU Cores / Threads
16 / 32
CPU Base Clock / Turbo
2.9GHz / 4.5GHz
G.Skill Trident Z DDR4-3200
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-4800 (OC)
Memory Speed
Memory Timings
14-14-14-34 (XMP)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FE (445.87)
Primary Storage Device
Corsair MP600 1TB PCIe 4.0
CPU cooling
Noctua NH-D15S single fan
Power Supply
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 (1,000W)
Operating System
Windows 10 v1909 (64-bit)

Benchmark Suite

CPU Benchmarks
HEXUS PiFast Our number-crunching benchmark stresses a single core by calculating Pi to 10m places
Cinebench Release 20 Using Cinebench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses all cores
Blender 2.82 Running the Classroom benchmark
Storage Benchmarks
CrystalDiskMark Free-to-use benchmark testing sequential storage performance.
Memory Benchmarks
AIDA64 Benchmark that accurately depicts memory bandwidth and latency
System Benchmarks
3DMark Time Spy DX12 graphics benchmark run using the Time Spy test
PCMark 10 System test using the standard preset
Civilization VI: Gathering Storm AI benchmark run at FHD to determine CPU involvement
Gaming Benchmarks
Civilization VI: Gathering Storm 1,920x1,080 ultra settings
Far Cry New Dawn 1,920x1,080 ultra settings
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1,920x1,080 highest settings
Miscellaneous Benchmarks
Power Consumption To emulate real-world usage scenarios, we record system-wide mains power draw when idle, when rendering via Blender and while playing SOTTR


For performance evaluation purposes, it makes sense to push the B550 board hard by using the best AM4 CPU around, Ryzen 9 3950X. Having a PCIe 4.0-capable drive and DDR4-4800 memory enables further examination of its credentials.