Gigabyte Z390 Designare Review: A Motherboard For Creative Pros

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Gigabyte Z390 Designare Low-Res Game Tests

For our next set of tests, we moved on to some in-game benchmarking with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Middle Earth: Shadow of War. When testing processors with these games, we drop the resolution to 1024x768, and reduce all of the in-game graphical options to their minimum values to isolate CPU and memory performance as much as possible.

Low-Resolution Gaming: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided & Middle Earth: Shadow of War
Taking the GPU out of the Equation
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At stock the Designare is about on par with any motherboard based on the same chipset. When switching to overclocked, we see the results shift just a little in favor of the Asus Extreme board. Is this a make or break for the Designare? I would say no, this comes down to tuning, kind of like how SunSpider showed Designare pulling better latency. There is always going to be some specific area where a board is better tuned. Having the Extreme at over 2x the price being able to pull a couple percent higher CPU FPS in gaming is not going to be the downfall for the Designare by any means.

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