Thermal Image Testing on AMD X370 Motherboards by ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI

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AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Test Platform

AMD Ryzen Test System

The AMD AM4 platform that we used to test the Ryzen 7 1700 was run on the following boards and UEFI versions:

  • MSI X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium with UEFI 1.26
  • GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming 5 with UEFI F5d
  • ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero with UEFI 1001

You can see the HWiNFO64 details for each platform below:

The processor was run at stock settings. The Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 memory kit were run at 14-14-14-28 memory timings at 2666MHz at 1.35V. We used an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 8GB Founders Edition with GeForce 378.78 WHQL drivers. We also used the Corsair AX860i digital power supply, Corsair Hydro Series H110i water cooler and Corsair Force MP500 480GB PCIe SSD on the system.

AMD AM4 Test Platform



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AMD Ryzen 7 1700


MSI X370 XPower Titanium Click Here


16GB Vengeance 3000MHz DDR4 Click Here

Video Card

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FE Click Here

Hard Drive

Corsair MP500 480GB Click Here


Corsair H110i Click Here


Corsair K70 RGB Click Here


Corsair M65 Pro Click Here

Power Supply

Corsair AX860i Click Here


ASUS PB287Q 4K Click Here

Operating System

Windows 10 64-Bit Click Here

It should also be noted that we used the built-in stability & stress test in AIDA64 Engineer Build 4103 for our load testing and ran it for a period of 10 minutes on each board and then snapped the thermal images.

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  • What about the Chipset Temps what?.

  • franklin bastidas

    el chipset?

  • Chucrute

    That thermal imaging on the msi titanium failed so miserably. You don’t need to get easy on MSI, we know it sucks, and the memory VRM is the only strong chain with that boards VRM.

  • IS

    Good stuff. Very insightful! If you can please also do test with overclock. After all these boards are geared towards the oc/gaming community! Keep it up!

  • Hi Nate. I have a suggestion. You did this test with Corsair with Corsair H110i which has no direct airflow to the motherboard. Perhaps you can do some tests with Wraith Spire? Wraith Spire should provide some airflow to other components around the CPU socket. So, perhaps the temperature can be lower on other components, except the CPU itself.

  • Coach

    Nice work. Now, I need to get some air on my memory VRMs on my Gigabyte/Aorus AX370-Gaming 5. Funny thing, on, in the Ryzen Rookie Rumble: I am currently in 1st place in the Memory clocking challenge. I merely have my memory set to the XMP setting @2933 mhz. No real overclocks there, other than what the memory is advertised to be able to run at.


    Good one Nathan.
    Be nice to see thermal imaging done on all SSD’s during reviews especially

  • Alex Alexandrewitsch

    Sorry i dont understand englisch so good. Which is the best board? Thank u very much for this cery interessting stuff.

  • Illusio13

    Good dudes; love to see these type of articles; very informative and shows at stock no problems but gives us a better idea if overclocking.

    Moar please!

    • Nathan Kirsch

      Thank you!