Test Rig & Methodology:
|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|
|M.2 SSD||ADATA XPG SX8000 256GB|
|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|
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.