Performance

When it comes to performance testing, typically motherboard to motherboard we aren’t going to see any big performance difference when running the same components and clock speeds. The exception to that is when boards are auto overclocking of course and there are a few areas where components can make a difference like with ethernet and USB controllers. For testing the B760I Edge WiFi I have compared it against the Z790 Edge WiFi DDR4 that I previously tested. It isn’t the same chipset and this is a DDR5 board where the other was DRR4 so there will be some performance differences but we can get an idea of what to expect. I did also have to redo a few of our previous tests as the numbers had changed from when I tested before and now. Overall though most of the results are similar but you can see the performance benefit of the faster DDR5 memory in a few tests like Passmark.

The one area where motherboard testing does sometimes vary would be in the network testing and for that, I check out both wired and wireless performance on the B760I Edge WiFi. The Intel I225V NIC on the B760I Edge WiFi is the same as on the Z790 Edge WiFi DDR4 so its performance being nearly the same when testing on the 10G network and 1G network isn’t a surprise. What was a surprise though was the wireless performance on the B760I Edge WiFi which only had the two basic antennas, not an antenna that can be repositioned. The 620 Mbps average speed is far from the max it is capable of, but is better than I see normally on our cluttered wireless network and with dense/thick plaster walls.

3DMark – Speed Way – Overall Score

MSI MPG Z790 Edge WiFi DDR4

9967

MSI MPG B760I EDGE WIFI

9986

  3DMark – Time Spy

Motherboard

Overall Score

Graphics Score

CPU Score

MSI MPG Z790 Edge WiFi DDR4

30742

35808

17063

MSI MPG B760I EDGE WIFI

31521

35863

18695

3DMark – Time Spy Extreme

Motherboard

Overall Score

Graphics Score

CPU Score

MSI MPG Z790 Edge WiFi DDR4

17335

19394

10825

MSI MPG B760I EDGE WIFI

17296

19463

10607

PCMark 10 Score

Motherboard

Overall Score

Essentials

Productivity

Content Creation

MSI MPG Z790 Edge WiFi DDR4

9947

11943

11902

18788

MSI MPG B760I EDGE WIFI

9820

11955

11967

17962

Passmark PerformanceTest 10.2 -

Motherboard

Overall

CPU Mark

2D Graphics Mark

3d Graphics Mark

Memory Mark

MSI MPG Z790 Edge WiFi DDR4

9001.2

54403.4

1374.4

37857.4

3912.5

MSI MPG B760I EDGE WIFI

9422.6

58573.0

1497.3

45672.9

2666.0

World War Z: Aftermath – 4K Ultra Detail – Average FPS

MSI MPG Z790 Edge WiFi DDR4

232 FPS

MSI MPG B760I EDGE WIFI

238 FPS

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands Breakpoint – 4K Ultra Detail Preset - Average FPS

MSI MPG Z790 Edge WiFi DDR4

144 FPS

MSI MPG B760I EDGE WIFI

146 FPS

The Callisto Protocol – Detail - Average FPS

MSI MPG Z790 Edge WiFi DDR4

112.7 FPS

MSI MPG B760I EDGE WIFI

112.3 FPS

Far Cry 6 – 4K Ultra Detail - Average FPS

MSI MPG Z790 Edge WiFi DDR4

135 FPS

MSI MPG B760I EDGE WIFI

137 FPS

Average Network Speed- Wired on a 1G Network - Mbits/Sec

MSI MPG Z790 Edge WiFi DDR4  - Intel I225V 2.5G NIC

947.8 Mbits/sec

MSI MPG B760I EDGE WIFI - Intel I225V 2.5G NIC

945.0 Mbits/sec

Average Network Speed – WiFi 6E - Mbits/Sec

MSI MPG Z790 Edge WiFi DDR4 – Intel WiFi 6E Module

608.4 Mbits/sec

MSI MPG B760I EDGE WIFI - Intel I225V 2.5G NIC

620.3 Mbits/sec

Average Network Speed – wired on 10G Network - Mbits/Sec

MSI MPG Z790 Edge WiFi DDR4  – Intel I225V 2.5G NIC

2359 Mbits/sec

MSI MPG B760I EDGE WIFI - Intel I225V 2.5G NIC

2360 Mbits/sec

                   

While testing I did also want to check out how the B760I Edge Wifi handles heat as well. For this, I ran AIDA64’s FPU stress test to put a heavy load on the 13900K and let that run for over a half hour. After that, I took a look at things with a thermal camera to see how hot the VRMs were getting. At the hottest spot, I saw 74c which was in between the CPU socket and the top VRMs which have the smaller heatsink, and 76.4 on the PCB just above those top VRMs. This is on our open-air test bench which doesn’t have additional case fans to move air over the VRMs. For comparison with the same setup the MSI Z790 Edge full-sized board ran about 10c cooler with its larger heatsinks so the smaller coolers that are a tradeoff for a compact ITX board like this do make a difference but it wasn’t enough to cause any damage or change performance.

thermal 1

thermal 2

thermal 3

thermal 4

 

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