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Supermicro C7X99-OCE (Intel X99) Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Mar 31, 2015 1:53 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Supermicro

System IO Benchmarks

 

Anvil SATA6G:

 

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Anvil M.2:

 

This is not applicable since there is no M.2 slot.

 

Diskbench USB 3.0:

 

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ixChariot Network Throughput:

 

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I/O performance is where I expected it to be with an Intel NIC and 4x of PCI-E bandwidth for the M.2 slot. Overall, performance is pretty good.

 

Audio RMAA 5.5:

 

Sadly, RMAA didn't seem to jive with Supermicro's implementation; I think it has to do with some setting in the UEFI not allowing the audio to be tested. So, I decided to focus on my ears, and I have to say that the audio isn't bad. It isn't the best I have heard out of a motherboard, but it will do the job just fine.

 

It's certainly not audiophile grade, but it is server grade, and it's totally acceptable for motherboard audio. The lows were deep enough, and the highs were fine. I listened to some music, played some Battlefield, and watched some Netflix, and it was good enough in the end.

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