Gigabyte B660M small sculpture AORUS ELITE AX motherboard evaluation: comprehensive cost -effective choice
The 12th generation Core has been on the market for a while, and the price of the scattered films of the 12th generation Core is actually not very expensive. The place where the cost of upgrading the upgrade is the motherboard. Therefore, for most players who want to upgrade the 12th generation Core, high cost -effective motherboards such as B660M are undoubtedly the target of priority. At this time, if there is a solid material and a high cost -effective B660M motherboard, it will definitely make players feel excited.
The Gigabyte B660M small sculpture AORUS Elite AX is such a motherboard. In this article, we will give it some pressure
Look at the strongest i9-12900K at present
If this is no problem, it is more suitable for most players who choose i5 i7. The following is the test configuration:
Giga B660M small sculpture AORUS Elite AX motherboard is a standard-sized M-ATX version of the motherboard. Although the size is low in size, the configuration does not shrink. As a carved series of motherboards, the heat dissipation armor in key areas is naturally indispensable. Even in small cases with poor air ducts, it can provide stable heat dissipation for core chips. sense.
As the CPU interface part of the core interface, the Gigabyte B660M small sculpture AORUS Elite AX uses Intel’s latest LGA1700 interface, which means that the B660M motherboard supports all 12 generations Core processors. Of course, the light interface is not enough, and the power supply part must be strong. The I7 and i9 processors that can be brought.
The copper circuit board adopts a strengthening design of 2 ounces of copper, which enhances the strength of the board body. At the same time, it can quickly export waste heat generated by the motherboard work, thereby ensuring the additional power supply demand for the motherboard overclocking to the motherboard.
In terms of power supply, the Gigabyte B660M small sculpture AORUS Elite AX uses a power supply far more than the B -series motherboard conventional 12+1+1 phase, respectively, 12 -phase CPU power supply, 1 nuclear power supply and 1 phase assisted power supply, and 12th generation Core CPU with In theory, the Core i9 processor can exert all strength in theory.
Giga B660M small sculpture AORUS ELITE AX motherboard provides 4 memory slots and is a conventional DDR4 memory slot, which means that most ordinary consumers can directly use the old computer’s memory barrier without buying high -priced DDR5 memory, and and and and also Support the highest DDR4 5333MHz high -frequency memory. The circuit is specially designed with a chrysanthemum chain connecting wiring that is different from the traditional parallel wiring design, which effectively eliminates the STUB effect, reduces the signal interference in the motherboard, and is more likely to add the memory frequency to provide a stable experience.
As a new generation of motherboards, the Gigabyte B660M small sculpture AORUS Elite AX motherboard also supports PCIE 4.0 M.2 hard disk, which can directly connect to the CPU to achieve ultra -fast transmission speed. Due to PCIE 4.0*4 hard disk fever is generally serious, Gigabyte B660M Small sculpture AORUS Elite AX is also equipped with heat dissipation armor, which can provide additional heat dissipation bonuses for SSD. In addition, it expands another M.2 interface from the motherboard chipset to meet the needs of large -capacity transmission.
Giga B660M small sculpture AORUS Elite AX has 2 PCIE slots and supports PCIE 4.0. Compared with PCIE 3.0, PCIE 4.0 bandwidth is higher, and it is also compatible with PCIe 3.0. One of the PCIe 4.0 slots is wrapped in alloy armored, which can prevent being bent because the graphics card is too heavy.
In terms of IO interface, the Gigabyte B660M small sculpture AORUS Elite AX provides a rich USB expansion. The IO panel contains a USB Type-C form of USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 interface, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 interface. 4 USB 2.0 interfaces. There are also 1 set of audio interfaces and 1 fiber audio output interface, 1 DP interface and HDMI interface. In terms of network support, due to the latest Intel AX211 wireless network card, Gigabyte B660M small sculpture AORUS Elite AX supports the new generation of Wi-Fi 6E 160MHz networks, and also supports 2.5GBPS Gigabit wired network cards.
It is worthy of criticism that the Giga B660M small sculpture AORUS Elite AX motherboard has a USB-C interface for extension at the expansion interface. Now more and more chassis provides front USB-C interfaces, and B660M small sculptures are adapting to the times. The trend.
From the above hardware configuration, it can be seen that the ingredients of the Gigabyte B660M small sculpture AORUS Elite AX motherboard are superior among many B660M. The choice of high -end cost -effectiveness. Of course, it is not possible to have hardware stacks, and the software experience is also very important. Next, let’s see how its BIOS experience.
Giga B660M small sculpture AORUS Elite AX motherboard BIOS continues the classic orange black color of the AORUS brand and supports Chinese. After entering the BIOS, the system information in the simple mode is still in the eye, including the CPU base frequency, memory frequency, temperature and other information. Among them, you can quickly adjust the internal memory frequency through the XMP configuration.
After entering the advanced mode of F2, the Gigabyte B660M small sculpture AORUS Elite AX provides many adjustment options, including memory and CPU overclocking (only K series processor). Gigabyte puts the functions commonly used in overclocking on the first page, which is convenient to adjust.
In addition to overclocking and conventional information options, the Gigabyte B660M small sculpture AORUS Elite AX also supports Smart FAN 5 smart fan adjustment technology and Q-Flash Bios rapidly updated. Graphical interface + large icon adjustment is also convenient.
The support for memory overclocking shows whether a motherboard is friendly to hardware players. So we also conducted a memory overclocking test here. In memory settings, you can easily adjust the doubling frequency, GEAR mode, timing and voltage.
Of course, for ordinary players, as long as the default XMP model of memory is opened, it can already get a very good experience.
In the default state, our Yingrui Platinum Victory will run in the 2666MHz frequency, and the timing is 19-19-19-43. The running at this time is not satisfactory.
After turning on XMP, the memory frequency came to the calibration 3600MHz, with a timing of 16-18-18-38. This performance is much better, and the reading and writing have been improved by about 20%. So you must remember to open the XMP before you buy a memory bar, otherwise it will be wasted.
In the end, we also challenged the overclocking. The memory on our hands means that the ashes are a bit out of the factory. Without the voltage, the frequency cannot be added. Finally, after the voltage is given to 1.5V, it can enter the system when it exceeds 3900MHz. However, it was unable to pass the test smoothly. Finally, it was successful in the 3733MHz frequency, and the timing was stable at 16-18-18-38. The test results are as follows, and the reading and writing have been improved.
Next, let’s see, can it bring the latest and strongest i9-12900K processor? We directly put the maximum pressure and use AIDA64 to bake the FPU. After the 15 -minute grill test, the Gigabyte B660M small sculpture AORUS Elite AX did not have an overheated power break or blue screen. At 80 ° C, it can be said that there is no pressure to carry i9-12900K.
Next, let’s take a look at the performance of i9-12900K on the Gigabyte B660M small sculpture AORUS Elite AX. We first used the Cinebench R15 to perform 30 rounds of running to test its performance release stability. The maximum measurement is 3923 and the minimum score is 3893. There is almost no difference. It can be seen that the performance release is very stable.
Then test the Cinebench R20 with a single core score of 741 PTS and a multi -core score of 9993 PTS. Compared with our previous data on the flagship Z690, the single -core 751 points in the Z690 and 10469 points for multi -core. The gap can almost ignore it. It can be said that the performance of i9 It was fully released.
In Cinebench R23, the single -core score is 1941 PTS, and the multi -core score is 26057 PTS. The entire test process, the Gigabyte B660M small sculpture AORUS Elite AX motherboard performance is stable.
In 3DMark CPU Profile, it can achieve 11699 points. From the purple performance bar below, it can be seen that the performance release has almost no fluctuations. Visible power supply is very stable.
Finally, we run several games with Benchmark, try the stability of this set in the actual use environment. The first is “Comprehensive War: Three Kingdoms” that eats CPUs. In order to avoid the bottleneck of the graphics card, all our games are tested under the resolution of 1920*1080p+ low -quality+ quality DLSS. About 246 frames, the game experience is very stable and excellent, even if it is a big scene, it is not a problem.
In “Tomb Raider: Shadow”, the number of frames has also reached 210 frames, and the CPU is limited in the results, indicating that the performance of the CPU is completely overflowing. The graphics card is better.
Finally, we tested “Cyberpunk 2077”. This game eats CPUs and GPUs at the same time, but this configuration still reaches an amazing 184 frame. The game experience is very good, and 4K light chase is not enough to play.
In our tests, the Gigabyte B660M small sculpture AORUS Elite AX motherboard successfully carried the pressure of i9-12900K, so there was no problem in actual use. Of course, the author also recommends the configuration of i5-12600K / i7-12700F. This combination not only has a good single-core performance, the core number is sufficient, and the price is more affordable, and it can be won by more than 2,000.
If you are preparing to buy a high -cost -effective B660 motherboard, you may wish to consider the Gigabyte B660M small sculpture AORUS Elite AX with rich interfaces and stable heat dissipation. At present, Jingdong’s original price is only 1069 yuan, and many coupons can be superimposed. If you are interested, you can find out.