Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 Motherboard Review

Test Rig & Methodology:

Test Rig:

CPU: Intel Core i5 8600K 4.8GHz OC
Motherboard: Aorus Z370 Gaming 5
GPU: ASUS GTX 1050 Dual OC 2GB (DUAL-GTX1050-O2G-V2)
RAM: ADATA XPG Spectrix D40 3200MHz 16GB
SSD1 PNY Optima 120GB for OS and drivers
SSD2 Apacer AS720 240GB
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM for Games and software
PSU: Antec Neo Eco 550m 550w Bronze
Chassis: Thermaltake Core P3
Cooling solution: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate 360mm AIO
Monitor: Gechic 1503H Portable Monitor
OS: Windows 10 Build 16299.248
Nvidia Driver: 390.77


First, we made sure that the system was stable by stress testing it for a couple of hours with Prime95. Then we tested the motherboard with everything at stock, while having the XMP profile1 enabled. For benchmarks, we left the system idle for a few minutes once the system booted, then all the programs were run multiple times within a gap of 5 minute difference.

Once all the programs from our benchmark suite were tested, we then overclocked our system and tested the same program in the same manner. Everything regarding overclocking is mentioned in the overclocking category.

Our charts show the average results of our multiple runs. The results were also rounded off to the nearest integer. And 0.5 was rounded off to 1. The data is from a month or two back so there are new windows update and Nvidia drivers available.

Ahmed Kazim

Ahmed Kazim

Hi, I'm Ahmed Kazim and I've been a gaming freak since like 7-8. I'm also a geek-o-nerd who keeps looking around for latest development in hardware/tech/gadget industries so expect some quick news from me. I'm also interested in anime (Japanese animation) and can't stand a day without music and gaming.
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