Building The TSSDR Z590 Core i9-11900K Test Bench – Unparalleled Performance Increase through Small Steps Back


Having built a system in the Intel 10th Gen Core i9-10900K Z490 architecture that placed in the top 1% of all Passmark results worldwide only recently, we were a bit hesitant to believe this could be bettered, especially since the newest 11th Gen Core i9-11900K dropped two cores in its development.  If you followed along and ran the comparison from our 10th Gen Z490 Test Bench Report, you will see that there were some instances where results dropped minimally but overall, we ended up with a much better overall score and remained in the top 1% of systems tested.

The beauty of this, of course, is that our 11th Gen test Bench opens up a whole new avenue for testing in PCIe 4 on a bench not tied to the AMD X570 that we have been relying on for so long.


We also thought we might go one further in fact and even ran it through PCMark 10 Extended Test where, once again, it pulled off an amazing result.



Lastly, our Test Benches main duty is testing the performance of solid state drives and it does that very well as can be see by the performance of our Sabrent 4TB Rocket 4 Plus which has been in use for some time as our system drive:





Lastly, thanks again to  Intel, CorsairZotac and Sabrent for their support in this venture! Now let’s do some testing.

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    It’s not just ASUS, every Z590 comes with PCIe 3 lanes coming from the chipset, incidentally this is a huge step back in terms of storage compared to the X570.

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