Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3 Motherboard Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures
We will be running the Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3 in the following system.

Test System Specs
Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 1700
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 3GB
Motherboard: Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3
Memory: 32 GB Crucial DDR4
Storage: ADATA XPG SX930
Power: Corsair RM650X
Cooling: Noctua NH-D15 SE-AM4
Case: HighSpeed PC Top Deck Tech Station

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.

Overall System Testing
PCMark 10
PCMark 8
– Home Benchmark
– Work Benchmark
– Creative Benchmark
SiSoftware Sandra
– Overall System benchmark

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

Graphics Testing
– Time Spy Benchmark
– Fire Strike Benchmark

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

Now let’s get to testing!

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