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MSI X99A TOMAHAWK Motherboard Review

By: Steven Bassiri | Socket LGA 2011 in Motherboards | Posted: Nov 11, 2016 5:48 pm
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: MSI

Overclocking Results


If you hadn't already heard, the 6950X 10-core $1700 beast isn't the best overclocker. I cannot validate CPU frequency anywhere near 5GHz, and I cannot even boot at 4.5GHz, but I can run 4.4GHz on all cores. I have decided to change how I do the overclocking section and determine exactly what it takes to push to the CPU to this maximum stable frequency on the different motherboards I test.




MSI's X99A TOMAHAWK provided very simple CPU core overclocking, and the results are in line with what I expect from X99 refresh motherboards.


The CPU had no trouble taking on my handbrake stability test. I picked fixed CPU frequency in the BIOS drop down menu and then just set 44x for all core ratios, manually inputted 1.35v for the VCore with 1.8v on the VIN with the second highest level of LLC.





The Dominator Platinum 32GB 3200MHz C16 kit is working well.




The G.Skill TridentZ 32GB 3200MHz C14 kit is working well.




The GEIL EVO FORZA 32GB 2400MHz C15 kit is working well.

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