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MSI X370 SLI PLUS Gaming Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket AM4 in Motherboards | Posted: May 9, 2017 1:34 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: MSI

System IO Benchmarks

 

CrystalDiskMark SATA6G:

 

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CrystalDiskMark M.2:

 

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ixChariot Network Throughput:

 

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The X370 SLI PLUS has excellent M.2 and SATA performance, but network performance isn't as good as some of the other systems. For some reason with this new platform I see one of two NICs; the Intel i211AT or the Realtek RTL8111E, and oddly enough I haven't seen a motherboard with a Killer NIC. Realtek's solution, who cost effective, isn't as good as Intel's, but the difference will only really be seen in benchmarks.

 

Audio RMAA 5.5:

 

I disable all audio features, set the correct bitrates, and then test the audio with a loopback test.

 

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Sound Judgment by Ear: Acceptable. MSI's audio solution is designed to bring motherboard cost down a bit; it's what you would expect from onboard audio in the traditional sense. There are five ratings for audio: 1. Problems, 2. Okay, 3. Acceptable, 4. Very good, 5. Excellent

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