MSI X99S MPower Motherboard Review

System Overview & Testing Procedures
The MSI X99S MPower was installed in our test bench, which we use to test all of our motherboards. All of the hardware besides the motherboard stays the same to keep things uniform.

Test System Specs
Processor: Intel Core i7-5960X
Video Card: MSI GTX 770 Gaming
Motherboard: MSI X99S MPower
Memory: 32 GB Crucial DDR4 2133 MHz
Storage: 120GB Kingston HyperX 3K
Power: Corsair AX860i
Cooling: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme
Case: HighSpeed PC Top Deck Tech Station

We will be testing the motherboard at the CPU’s stock speed of 3.0 GHz and again at our max stable overclock which is 4.4 GHz.

I have organized our benchmarks into the sections you see below.

CPU Testing
SiSoftware Sandra
– Processor Arithmetic
– Processor Multi-Media
CINEBENCH R11.5 64-bit
x264 HD Benchmark 5.0

Overall System Testing
PCMark 8
PCMark 7
PCMark Vantage

Gaming & Video
3DMark
3DMark 11
Battlefield 4
Alien vs Predator Benchmark

Now let’s get to testing!

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