Gigabyte X299X Aorus Xtreme Waterforce Review i9 10980XE
Published: 25th November 2019 | Source: Gigabyte | Price: |
Since its early days as Everest, AIDA64 has provided an excellent way to benchmark your system without requiring you to take a week off work whilst the tests run. From the memory bandwidth benchmarks which test your throughput, to the CPU benchmarks which vary in scope to test everything from raw calculation – CPU Queen – through compression algorithms – zLib – and the all important encryption – AES256.
A couple of surprises right out of the gate. Naturally the three X299 motherboards are all tightly matched, such is the consistency of modern motherboard and chipset designs. We were fairly surprised how close to the i9-9980XE the i9-10980XE was. In this test at least there isn't much to choose between them.