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

We get around to testing the Big Bang XPower II motherboard from MSI and see if it's something you'll want for your next system.

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

AIDA64

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.70.1400

Developer Homepage: http://www.aida64.com

Product Homepage: http://www.AIDA64.com

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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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HD Tune Pro

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 4.61

Developer Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com

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HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

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Looking at our SATA III SSD performance we can see this MSI board is significantly better than the MSI X79A-GD65 we looked at closer to launch. Compared to our other setups it sits just about where we'd expect with nothing too shocking being seen.

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