We will outline the performance increases that can be obtained from using the MSI X99S Gaming 7 motherboard to overclock our system. Our overclocked processor frequency was 4.4GHz and memory speed was 2666MHz.
As a performance comparison, we have included the overclocked results from Asus’ X99 Deluxe motherboard. The maximum overclocked configuration achieved with the Asus board was a 4.4GHz processor frequency using 2666MHz memory speed.
MSI’s X99S Gaming 7 trades blows in Cinebench and 3DMark with the Asus X99 Deluxe when both boards are overclocked to the same frequency.
Bioshock Infinite took a noticeable dip in frame rates when our overclock was applied. We retested this multiple times and the results were consistent. The reason for the 3+ FPS drop is unknown, but it was limited to Bioshock Infinite only; Tomb Raider and Metro: Last Light did not suffer the same performance hits.