System Overview & Testing Procedures
We will be running the MEG Z690 ACE in the following setup.
Test System Specs
Processor: Intel Core i9-12900K
Motherboard: MSI MEG Z690 ACE
Graphics: MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Gaming X Trio
Memory: 32GB Crucial DDR5-4800
Storage: Samsung 870 EVO
Cooling: be quiet! Pure Loop 360mm
Power Supply: Corsair HX1200i
Case: Open PC Test Bench
For motherboard testing we will running the processor and motherboard and the default optimized settings in the BIOS (as if you would restore the defaults on the board). We feel that this is how most users will have their systems configured. So everything will be on auto, except for setting our XMP profile for our memory.
We will comparing the following motherboards…
Here are the tests we’ll be running.
Overall System Testing
– Processor Arithmetic
– Processor Multi-Media
x264 HD Benchmark 5.0
– Time Spy Benchmark
– Time Spy Extreme Benchmark
– Fire Strike Benchmark
– Fire Strike Extreme Benchmark
SATA, USB & Power Testing