The benchmarks above and the results reflect the near complete reliance on just CPU performance in the tests. The Z490 Taichi when overclocked will deliver identical performance to any other board costing more at the same settings. It is when it’s in its default state where it seems a little slower than the board I used for the reference 10900K results. However, it is worth keeping in mind that this may be down to how much more power the reference board allowed the CPU to draw at ‘default’ settings. Compared to the Z490 Taichi, the reference board draw 214W of power against the 183W of the Taichi. In fact, with the 5GHz overclock and subsequent manual change of voltages. The Taichi draw 194W at most. So it is worth being aware of this when looking at the performance figures.