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MSI MEG Z390 Godlike – the Ultimate Z390 motherboard. At a cost.

Testing

Test System
CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K
Motherboard: MSI MEG Z390 Godlike
RAM: 16GB G.Skill SniperX DDR4-3400MHz
CPU Cooler: Fractal Design Celsius S24
Graphics: Nvidia RTX 2080 Founders Edition 8GB GDDR6
SSD: 1TB WD Black M.2 NVMe
Power Supply: Seasonic Prime Platinum 1300W

Performance and Overclocking
We tested the Godlike using a Core i9-9900K CPU on Auto settings and saw it Turbo to 4.72GHz on all eight cores with a reported 1.22V core voltage. This is the lowest figure voltage figure we have seen for this particular CPU and while the clock speed was slightly slower than other boards we have tested in recent times the performance was very good.

You will get slightly higher performance from the MSI MEG Z390 ACE and Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master boards on Auto settings however no-one in their right mind would send this sort of money and then run their CPU at stock clock speeds.

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