Gigabyte X299X Aorus Xtreme Waterforce Review i9 10980XE
Published: 25th November 2019 | Source: Gigabyte | Price: |
The umpteen versions of PCMARK used a selection of applications to test your systems utility as an overall setup for work. Each version came with its own foibles wherein it has overly weighted certain aspects of the tests when calculating the final score, but it was still useful when comparing like for like. The latest PCMARK 10 is perfectly suited to take advantage of all the latest optimisations and is much cleaner in its score calculations.
PCMARK 10 loves the Intel architecture, and when we turn our attention from the CPUs alone to the X299 motherboards you can see that all the results are close, although the Encore gains a big lump in the productivity score despite being run on identical components.