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MSI X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC Motherboard Review

We will be outlining the MSI X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard’s performance with the Intel Core i9 7900X CPU, 32GB of G.Skill Trident Z DDR4 memory and a Gigabyte GTX 1080 G1 Gaming.


X299 Motherboard Test System:

Comparison X299 Motherboards:

Drivers and UEFI:

  • Intel Chipset 10.1.1.42
  • Nvidia GeForce 385.41 drivers
  • MSI UEFI 1.4 (E7B06IMS.140) dated 22/11/2017

Tests:

  • Cinebench R15 – All-core CPU benchmark (CPU)
  • SiSoft Sandra 2017– Processor Arithmetic Test (CPU) and Memory Bandwidth Test (Memory)
  • 7-Zip 16.04 x64 – Built-in 7-Zip benchmark test (CPU)
  • AIDA64 Engineer 5.92 – System cache & memory benchmark and stress test (Memory and Power Consumption)
  • 3DMark Time Spy v1.0 – Time Spy (1440p) test (Gaming)
  • Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation – Built-in benchmark tool CPU-Focused test, 1920 x 1080, Extreme quality preset, DX12 mode (Gaming)
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Built-in benchmark tool, 1920 x 1080, Ultra quality preset, DX12 mode (Gaming)
  • ATTO 3.05 – M.2, USB 3.0, USB 3.1, and SATA 6Gbps transfer rates (Motherboard)
  • RightMark Audio Analyzer 6.4.1 – Record and playback test using a line-in to line-out loopback with a 3.5mm audio cable (Motherboard)

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