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MSI X99A Godlike Gaming Carbon Motherboard Review

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AIDA64 Engineer is a multi-featured software suite for diagnostics, stress testing, benchmarking, software auditing and various other measurement parameters. We use AIDA64 Engineer to benchmark memory throughput and latency.



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SiSoft Sandra 2016 is a multi-function utility program that supports remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features for PCs, servers, mobile devices and networks. We use the SiSoft Sandra memory bandwidth test to give us an extra set of memory bandwidth results.


Synthetic memory performance seems to be slightly better on the MSI motherboard than the ASUS equivalent, by around 3~5%.

We can’t assign this difference to an obvious UEFI setting since both boards applied the same XMP profile and both boards also Auto selected the same 3.1GHz cache ratio for the CPU when opting for the 3.5GHz all-core turbo.

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