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MSI Big Bang XPower II (Intel X79) Motherboard Review - System Benchmarks

By: Shawn Baker | Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Mar 14, 2012 6:08 am
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: MSI

PCMark 7


Version and / or Patch Used: 1.04

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PCMark 7 includes a range of tests that give different views of your system's performance. In the Advanced Edition you can choose which tests to run. The common use and hardware component tests are unavailable in the Basic Edition.


Overall system performance is measured by the PCMark test. This is the only test that returns an official PCMark score. The Lightweight test measures the system capabilities of entry-level systems and mobility platforms unable to run the PCMark test, but it does not generate a PCMark score. Common use performance is measured by the scenario tests - Entertainment, Creativity and Production - each of which results in a scenario score. Hardware component performance is measured by the hardware tests - Computation and Storage - each of which results in a hardware score.







Version and / or Patch Used: 6.5

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PCMark 7 continues to be a little funny on the X79 platform and you can see out of the box it sits a little lower here. Overclocked we do see a nice little boost in performance, though, which equates to a gain of over 10%.


MediaEspresso performance on the other hand is really good. Out of the box we can see it's stronger than a lot of the other motherboards here and we can see that number gets only better when we move to the higher clock speed via the overclock.

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