ASRock Z390 Steel Legend Motherboard Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures
We will be running the ASRock Z390 Steel Legend Motherboard in the following setup.

ASRock Z390 Steel Legend Motherboard

Test System Specs
Processor: Intel Core i9-9900K
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 3GB
Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Steel Legend
Memory: Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB DDR4-2666 32GB
Storage: Kingston UV400 480GB
Power: Corsair AX860i
Cooling: NZXT Kraken X52
Case: Primochill Praxis Wetbench

For motherboard testing we will running the processor and motherboard and the default optimized settings in the BIOS (as if you would restore the defaults on the board). We feel that this is how most users will have their systems configured. So everything will be on auto, except for setting our XMP profile for our memory. Here are the tests we’ll be running.

We will also be comparing the Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Ultra Motherboard to the following motherboards…

ASRock Z390 Extreme4
ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming SLI/ac
EVGA Z390 FTW
Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Ultra
MSI MAG Z390 Tomahawk

Overall System Testing
PCMark 10
PCMark 8
– Home Benchmark
– Work Benchmark
– Creative Benchmark

CPU Testing
SiSoftware Sandra
– Processor Arithmetic
– Processor Multi-Media
CINEBENCH R11.5 64-bit
x264 HD Benchmark 5.0

Graphics Testing
3DMark
– Time Spy Benchmark
– Fire Strike Benchmark

SATA, USB & Network Testing
CrystalDiskMark
SiSoftware Sandra
– Network (LAN) Benchmark

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