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MSI X79A-GD65 (Intel X79) Motherboard Review - CPU Benchmarks

We start to work our way through X79 boards and the next one on the chopping block is the MSI X79A-GD65.

| Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 17, 2011 6:42 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: MSI

HyperPi 0.99

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 0.99

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HyperPi is a front end for SuperPi that allows for multiple concurrent instances of SuperPi to be run on each core recognized by the system. It is very dependent on CPU to memory to HDD speed. The faster these components, the faster it is able to figure out the number Pi to the selected length.

 

For our testing we use the 32M run. This means that each of the four physical and four logical cores for the i7 and the four physical cores of the i5 is trying to calculate the number Pi out to 32 million decimal places. Each "run" is a comparative to ensure accuracy and any stability or performance issues in the loop mentioned above will cause errors in calculation.

 

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AIDA64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.00.1035BETA

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Replacing Everest in our labs is AIDA64. This new testing suite is from the core development team from Lavalys and continues that tradition. The guys have thrown in better support for multithreaded CPUs as well as full 64 bit support. We use this to test memory and HDDs for now, but may find ourselves opening this up to other areas of the motherboard.

 

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Under HyperPi we can see some good performance which gives us similar numbers to the R4E we looked at. We also get a really good idea of what happens to performance as we increase the clock speed of our processor. The exact same thing is also seen under AIDA64 when we look at the CPU performance.

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