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MSI MEG X570 ACE Motherboard Review

We will be outlining the MSI MEG X570 ACE motherboard’s performance with the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU, 16GB of 3200MHz DDR4 memory, and an Aorus RTX 2080 Ti graphics card.


X570 Motherboard Test System:

  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.
  • Memory: 16GB (2x8GB) G.SKILL 3200MHz CL14 DDR4 @ 1.35V.
  • Graphics Card: Gigabyte Aorus RTX 1080 Ti Gaming OC 11G (custom fan curve to eliminate thermal throttling).
  • System Drive: WD Black SN750 500GB.
  • Games SSD: Crucial MX300 750GB.
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair H100X (full speed fans to eliminate thermal throttling).
  • Power Supply: Seasonic Prime Titanium 1000W.
  • Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1903 Update.

Drivers and UEFI:

  • MSI MEG X570 ACE UEFI 7C35v145(Beta version) [AGESA AMD ComboPI1.0.0.3abb] (latest at the time of testing).

Comparison Motherboards:

Tests:

  • Cinebench R20 – All-core & single-core CPU benchmark (CPU)
  • Blender 2.79b – All-core rendering of the BMW benchmark (CPU)
  • SiSoft Sandra – Memory bandwidth (Memory)
  • AIDA64 – Memory bandwidth, memory latency (Memory)
  • 3DMark TimeSpy – Time Spy (1440p) test (Gaming)
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Built-in benchmark tool, 1920 x 1080, Ultra quality preset, no AA, DX12 version (Gaming)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider – Built-in benchmark tool, 1920 x 1080, Highest quality preset, no AA, DX12 version (Gaming)
  • CrystalDiskMark– Storage transfer rates (Motherboard)
  • Rightmark Audio Analyzer 6.4.5 – Record and playback test using a line-in to line-out loopback with a 3.5mm audio cable (Motherboard)
  • AIDA64 – Stress test (Temperatures & Power Consumption)
  • HWiNFO – System sensor monitoring during stress test (Temperatures & Power Consumption)

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