Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3 Review

Written by Antony Leather

March 29, 2017 | 09:38

Tags: #am4 #b350 #best-ryzen-motherboard #ryzen #x370

Companies: #gigabyte

Test Setup


We've revised our AM4 motherboard test setup since our first review given that we now recommend the Ryzen 7 1700 by far compared to the other two CPUs for the simple reason it costs less and is overclocking-friendly. With a lack of AM4 adaptors in our lab at the moment plus some issues with some of our in-house all-in-one liquid coolers and also concerns on their impact on XFR, especially if they started to fade in terms of performance, we've opted for Noctua's NH-U12S SE-AM4 air cooler, which is more than able to get our test CPU up to 4GHz. We've also dropped PCMark 8's video editing test from our line-up and included Handbrake instead as it's more representative of the demands of a multi-threaded video encoding application.

Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3 Review Gigabyte AB350-Gaming 3 Review - Test Setup
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  • Memory: 16GB Corsair Vengeance 3,000MHz DDR4 RAM
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700
  • GPU: XFX Radeon R9 390X DD 8GB
  • PSU: Corsair RM850i
  • SSD: Samsung 850Pro (SATA 6Gbps speed tests); Samsung 960 Evo 500GB (M.2 speed tests)
  • CPU cooler: Noctua NH-U12S SE-AM4
  • Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit
Thanks to AMD for supplying the CPU, XFX for the graphics card, Corsair for supplying the PSU, memory and CPU cooler, and to Samsung for the SSDs.

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