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MSI X99S Gaming 7 Motherboard Review

3DMark

We used 3DMark‘s ‘Fire Strike’ benchmark which is designed to be used on gaming PCs. We opted for the Normal setting, NOT the Extreme mode.

3DMark

Sandra Processor Arithmetic

sandra arith

Sandra Memory Bandwidth

sandra mem band

MSI’s marginally higher CPU frequency gives it performance advantages in 3DMark’s physics test and Sandra’s CPU arithmetic benchmark. The close results between the Asus and MSI boards show that the CPU speed boost alone is to thank for performance differences.

Unsurprisingly, Sandra’s memory bandwidth test shows that MSI’s X99S Gaming 7 and its 2800MHz CL16 memory cannot compete with Asus’ X99 Deluxe and the 3000MHz CL15 RAM that accompanied it.

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