Performance

As usual for performance testing, I did run the AB350N Gaming WiFi through a series of tests, just like all of the other AM4 boards that have come through the office. I do want to point out that you don’t see performance differences between boards anymore with almost everything integrated into the chipset. So most of these tests are just to confirm that things are working well and to show what you can expect with the AB350N, an 1800X, and an RX480 reference card. I should also point out that both the AB350 Gaming 3 and the AB350N Gaming WiFi were tested with the memory set at 2966 where the other boards had the memory at 2666MHz. The lack of BIOS options to manually set the memory forced me to use the XMP settings and at the time of the X370 tests, those XMP settings weren’t working.

Anyhow the board performed great in all of the synthetic benchmarks as well as the two gaming benchmarks. The network tests, on the other hand, didn’t turn out as well. The WiFi performance was on point with the Intel Wireless AC and Bluetooth adapter but the Realtek NIC underperformed in my test. This wasn’t a big shocker with the AB350 Gaming 3 having the same NIC and the same performance. You aren’t going to see slowdowns with most ISPs not getting close to these speeds, but local transfers will suffer. A decent Intel NIC would have been a nice improvement, especially with this being an ITX board that you can’t add a PCIe NIC in later.

3DMark

Motherboard

Overall Score

Graphics Score

Physics Score

Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3

11125

12608

19034

MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium

11034

12515

18469

Asus Crosshair VI Hero

11055

12548

18508

Gigabyte AB350N Gaming WiFi

11336

12947

18730

PCMark 8 Home Accelerated Score

Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3

4350

MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium

4309

Asus Crosshair VI Hero

4342

Gigabyte AB350N Gaming WiFi

4353

Passmark PerformanceTest 9.0 Overall Score

Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3

5037.3

MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium

5049.7

Asus Crosshair VI Hero

4872.7

Gigabyte AB350N Gaming WiFi

5088.4

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Average FPS

Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3

44.2

MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium

44.0

Asus Crosshair VI Hero

43.8

Gigabyte AB350N Gaming WiFi

42.8

Hitman 2016 Average FPS

Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3

82.41

MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium

79.32

Asus Crosshair VI Hero

79.09

Gigabyte AB350N Gaming WiFi

80.13

Average Network Speed

Gigabyte AB350 Gaming 3

700.1

MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium

916.8

Asus Crosshair VI Hero

926.5

Gigabyte AB350N Gaming WiFi – Realtek NIC

704.3

Gigabyte AB350N Gaming WiFi – Intel Wireless AC

204.3

 

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Deb0 replied the topic: #38382 26 Jun 2017 22:53
Seems like the AM4 socket real estate is the biggest issue with the board, pushing the the SATA and the ATX 24 pin into a weird spot (though depending on what ITX case you choose the positioning might actually be fore the best). Interesting choice to keep the Intel wireless from the Z170N/270N boards but change out the Intel Gbe wired connection for something Realtek and ingore the Type-C completely.

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