SUPERO Pro Gaming C9Z490-PGW Motherboard Review

Performance: CPU and Memory

Tests were performed on the Intel Comet Lake platform which contains the i9-10900K, 10-core processor, Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB DDR4-3200 and Ballistix Sport LT 64GB DDR4-3200 memory kits, XFX Radeon RX5600 XT THICC Ultra III graphics card, Patriot Viper VPR100 1TB NVMe SSD, Kingston KC2000 1TB NVMe SSD, Samsung 970 EVO 250GB NVMe SSD, Abconcore 850W Gold 80+ PSU, and Noctua U12S CPU cooler. The cooler could be better, but for the performance tests at default settings, it was enough. The CPU didn’t throttle because of too high temperature. It’s actually the lowest CPU cooler that I would recommend for the 10900K processor.

Let’s begin the tests.

Below we can see memory and cache performance in the AIDA64 benchmark. Results are high but pretty much the same as we’ve seen on SuperO Z390 motherboards. It’s because of the same memory controller.

There were no problems with 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB memory modules. All of them were working in two or four module setups up to at least DDR4-3600.

Results in rendering benchmarks like Cinebench series are also high. All ten cores during load give pretty high scores. A bit less comparing to Ryzen 3900X but still significantly more than the i9-9900K.

About the same situation is in the 7-Zip compression and decompression benchmark. The SuperO motherboard handles 10-cores without a problem, even when in use is 32GB or more RAM.

Below are some of our results in the PCMark benchmark series, so mixed load tests. These tests are focused on the CPU and RAM performance but also graphics cards and storage.

PCMark 10 (above) and PCMark 8 (below) are showing how well the PC handles popular applications, text editors, website content, graphics, and simple games. All the tests passed without issues. Worth to mention is Essentials result in PCMark 10, which is probably the highest we’ve seen in our redaction.


On the next page, we will take a look at 3D benchmarks, which are the most important for gamers.



Performance: 3D Graphics

All 3D benchmarks from UL are showing us exceptional results. I think these are our best results using the XFX RX5600 XT THICC Ultra III graphics card. The graphics card is not the fastest, but because of that, it’s easier to see improvements in scores. And the scores are simply great.


The same story is in 3DMark benchmarks.


Below there are some results at higher and lower screen resolutions in Superposition and Final Fantasy XV benchmarks.

No problems in all tests. All fast and smooth.

Let’s move to some other tests as there is still a lot to show.


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