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MSI Big Bang XPower II (Intel X79) Motherboard Review (Page 10)

By Shawn Baker from Mar 14, 2012 @ 1:08 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 96%Manufacturer: MSI

AIDA64

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.00.1035BETA

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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In typical X79 fashion we see Quad Channel memory performance lag behind the Z68 Dual Channel Performance. Overclocking does yield a nice performance gain, but it's still behind the Z68 board running at stock.

If you want to find out more about Quad Channel / Dual Channel memory performance, I'd recommend you read our Intel X79 Quad Channel and Z68 Dual Channel Memory Performance Analysis.

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