GIGABYTE X299 Aorus Gaming 3 Motherboard Review

GIGABYTE adds another product to its ever expanding Aorus Gaming line. The X299 Aorus Gaming 3 sounds like it might be at the bottom of the Skylake-X heap feature-wise, but you can hardly call a motherboard with so many features "stripped" down. The GIGABYTE X299 Aorus Gaming 3 has a lot to offer on paper but can it deliver?

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Gaming Benchmarks

As always, these benchmarks in no way represent real-world gameplay. These are all run at very low resolutions to try our best to remove the video card as a bottleneck. I will not hesitate to say that anyone spouting these types of framerate measurements as a true gameplay measuring tool in today’s climate is not servicing your needs or telling you the real truth.

The gaming tests below have been put together to focus on the processor power exhibited by each system. All the tests below consist of custom time demos built with stressing the CPU in mind. So much specialized coding comes into the programming now days we suggest that looking at gaming performance by using real-world gameplay is the only sure way to know what you are going to get with a specific game. Our CPUs & Real-World Gameplay Scaling would be a great place to start.

Lost Planet

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Things are looking better for the X299 Aorus Gaming 3 in this test, although it’s still a little behind the MSI X299 SLI Plus and barely ahead of the GIGABYTE Z270X Ultra Gaming.

Heaven Benchmark

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We have more of the same in this test, although the gap has increased significantly over the previous gaming test.

Metro Last Light

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Fortunately, the performance gap has closed somewhat and the difference is far less pronounced between our two X299 systems in this test.

AoTS: Escalation

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Here, the difference is once again very small, but it is present.