Gigabyte B550 Aorus Master Review

Test Setup and Overclocking

Gigabyte B550 Aorus Master Preview

Test Setup

As well as the B550 motherboards we're also including our X570 motherboards in our graphs today, just to demonstrate how little the 'lesser' AMD Chipset is giving up compared to its bigger brother. Perfect if you're on a tight budget.

Gigabyte B550 Aorus Master
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
G.Skill Trident Z 3600 MHz
Corsair Vengeance RGB 4600 MHz
Corsair MP500 M.2 - OS Drive
Aorus PCIE4 NVME - Storage Speed Tests
Nvidia RTX 2080Ti
Corsair HX1000i
Corsair H150i
Corsair ML Fans

Overclocking

The Ryzen 9 3900X is probably at the upper limit of what people will use on a B550 motherboard, but we had no doubt that the manufacturers would take into account the high core counts of the 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs. Certainly the Aorus Master has no problems with our 3900X, pushing 4.4 GHz across all the cores. As you'll see in a moment, this has a profound effect upon the performance.

Gigabyte B550 Aorus Master Ryzen 9 3900X Overclocking  

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Most Recent Comments

17-06-2020, 12:13:42

Avet
I don't know why Tom is so against 3 NVME Gen 4 full speed drives. I think it is a masterstroke. (pun intended) If it was Gen 3 lanes I would understand. Probably not even 3080Ti/3090 will be able to saturate X8 Gen 4. SLI is dead so why not use those PCI-E lanes for uber-fast storage? Two chipset PCI-E slots will be more than enough for any expansion like 10G or capture card.

If you use 2 GPUs for rendering well then go for another board, but for most people, this is a much better distribution of lanes.Quote

19-06-2020, 10:37:50

The_Crapman
Another motherboard release with eye watering prices. B550 is meant to be the knock down cheaper alternative, but they're still pushing out £300 boards!? Mental. B550 lowers the scale of pricing from x570 sure, but am I the only one who thinks we're getting screwed by motherboard manufacturers?Quote

19-06-2020, 13:38:45

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by The_Crapman View Post
Another motherboard release with eye watering prices. B550 is meant to be the knock down cheaper alternative, but they're still pushing out £300 boards!? Mental. B550 lowers the scale of pricing from x570 sure, but am I the only one who thinks we're getting screwed by motherboard manufacturers?
Apparently the traces need to be super clean. Meaning the cost goes up. That is at least what I have heard.

Don't forget that a part of that price is the chipset price also. Like, from AMD. IDK if they charge a license fee like Intel...

Sadly this will just continue, until Intel give them a reason to have to drop.

"We create monsters".Quote
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