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MSI X299 XPOWER GAMING AC Motherboard Review

By Steven Bassiri from Sep 27, 2017 @ 9:50 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 92%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 motherboard offers well-rounded storage and networking performance, nothing out was out of bounds from what I had expected given the controllers and previous results.

 

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: Excellent, MSI is using a standard ALC1220 implementation, and these results are what I typically see with solid trace routing. There are five ratings for audio: 1. Problems, 2. Okay, 3. Acceptable, 4. Very good, 5. Excellent

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