Gigabyte Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 Motherboard Review

Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 Stock benchmark

Let’s start with some CPU dependant synthetic benchmarks. So first up, we have the CineBench R15. And here, it seems like the other competitor in our test, ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming K6, was able to achieve a good lead over the Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 at stock speed.

Next up, we have the Blender 2.79 software. We used the AMD Ryzen Logo for our test that can be downloaded from here: And it seems like the ASRock motherboard took the victory once more, however, the difference here is less than 1 second.

A clear difference in the performance of both motherboards is visible in the single core and multi-core performance in our GeekBench 4.2.0 CPU Performance benchmark.

Now let’s have a look at some memory related benchmarks. And in our Aida64 Extreme Cache & Memory benchmark, once again, the Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 motherboard was unable to come out victorious.

And there’s about 1 nanosecond difference in the memory latency, recorded in the Aida64 benchmark.

In Super Pi Mod 1.9 is where we see the Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 take the lead, and not only by 1-2 seconds, rather 9 seconds. So depending on the nature of workload, the motherboard can perform better in some task than the other motherboard in our review.

But as soon as we move to another software, the Aorus board was unable to continue its victory streak.

It’s time to move onto the storage benchmarks. We will be looking at the benchmarks of both the SATA connection and the M.2 PCIe connections here. Starting with the CrystalDiskMark, both the motherboards were able to push the SSD very close towards the maximum read speed supported by the SATA III ports. Even though the Aorus board was able to take the lead in sequential read speed, it’s lacking by almost the same margin in write speed. But it wasn’t able to overcome the boundaries set by the ASRock board in any other storage test.

And things aren’t looking any better in the NVMe storage benchmark. It wasn’t able to compete with the ASRock motherboard in any of the tests, and also had a huge dip in the 4KiB Q32T1 write tests even with multiple runs.

Our AS SSD benchmark shows a similar story, with the Aorus board taking the lead only in the 4K-64thread write speed test.

Without any surprises, the Aorus board once again failed to impress us in the performance charts.

Well then, it’s time to see how the motherboard performance in benchmarks that requires multiple resources. In Unigene Superposition, Both the motherboard scored similar, with the difference only in decimal values at 1080p High.

The 3DMark Firestike tells a similar story, both the motherboards in our tests are head to head, however, the Firestrike favors the ASRock board in the physics.

However, the ASRock board was able to take a little bit of lead in the 3DMark Sky Diver benchmark.

And once again, we can see that in the 3DMark Time Spy benchmark, the ASRock board has a good lead over the Aorus board in CPU score.

Of course, we cannot end our stock benchmarks without including some gaming performance right? So first up, we have a very well known title from Rockstar, Grand Theif Auto: V. And here, it seems like the Aorus Z370 Gaming 5 motherboard is favored in the minimum fps, while the average and maximum FPS crowns are taken by the ASRock board.

However, our Thief benchmark tells a different story. Here, the minimum FPS seems to be better on the ASRock board while there’s no difference in the average FPS and Aorus board just decimal value over in maximum FPS.

In Bioshock Infinite, there’s not much difference in the minimum or average FPS, however, there’s a small lead in the maximum FPS.

And once again, not much difference in the Rise of the Tomb Raider title.

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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