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MSI X299 GAMING PRO CARBON AC Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 2066 in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 12, 2017 4:45 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: MSI

Overclocking Results

 

CPU Overclocking

 

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Right now, I am going to see how far the motherboard can push my 7900X. The best overclock (or typical one) able to pass my Handbrake 4K encoding benchmark for stability is 4.6GHz with 1.2v VCore. On this motherboard, I set 1.76v for VIN with their second strongest LLC level.

 

I like that I can set the CPU to use dynamic or fixed frequency, as I like to use fixed, but dynamic is the basic default behavior of the CPU as overclocking is achieved through Turbo Mode mechanisms. The motherboard overclocked like the rest to 4.6GHz, and overclocked our G.Skill kit to 3.6GHz as expected.

 

Memory Overclocking

 

We are still waiting on more X299 memory kits to arrive, as we only have one on hand and it's running XMP in the CPU section. We have one kit on the way, and more should be on hand soon enough.

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