[SOLVED] Does a motherboard really affect performance?

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I have a question. I have a i7 6700, and will it theoretically run better on a more expensive and "gaming" board than a cheaper and simpler h110md board? I mean, apart from the BIOS features, does chipset really affect the CPUs performance?
 

MadsModsat

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I've had both an MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon and and my current ASUS Z390 RoG Maximus XI Hero with all the other components in my signature. I have had both boards within just a few months of each other.

Nothing else is different between the two setups.

When benchmarking, I score a little bit worse with the current ASUS board. I knew this beforehand, from reading reviews, so it was expected. Those two boards are very similar, I know, and almost cost the same as well.

But it shows that there are differences in performance even between similar motherboards.

However, the performance difference is so small I will never be able to actually perceive it. But is is measurable.

Different motherboards do perform differently, although generally not a lot. Buying better motherboards would often be for better overclocking, support for fast RAM, or added features.

But I don't think there will be any relevant performance increase from switching to a different motherboard alone. However if you decide to buy a new board which overclocks better for instance, then it would probably make sense to switch for something better. In your case I wouldn't say that it's worth it, unless your CPU is a K-model and you intend to begin overclocking, but I guess it's not a K-model, from your description.
 
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MadsModsat

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Oct 10, 2019
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I've had both an MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Pro Carbon and and my current ASUS Z390 RoG Maximus XI Hero with all the other components in my signature. I have had both boards within just a few months of each other.

Nothing else is different between the two setups.

When benchmarking, I score a little bit worse with the current ASUS board. I knew this beforehand, from reading reviews, so it was expected. Those two boards are very similar, I know, and almost cost the same as well.

But it shows that there are differences in performance even between similar motherboards.

However, the performance difference is so small I will never be able to actually perceive it. But is is measurable.

Different motherboards do perform differently, although generally not a lot. Buying better motherboards would often be for better overclocking, support for fast RAM, or added features.

But I don't think there will be any relevant performance increase from switching to a different motherboard alone. However if you decide to buy a new board which overclocks better for instance, then it would probably make sense to switch for something better. In your case I wouldn't say that it's worth it, unless your CPU is a K-model and you intend to begin overclocking, but I guess it's not a K-model, from your description.
 
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