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MSI X99A Tomahawk Motherboard Review

AIDA64 Engineer

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

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.

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As expected MSI’s X99A Tomahawk does better than ASRock’s X99 Taichi by way of the more aggressive CPU cache ratio applied when an XMP profile is enabled. ASUS and MSI both go for more aggressive profiles than ASRock which seems to play out in their favour in certain benchmarks.

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