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MSI Z370 GODLIKE GAMING Motherboard Review (Page 8)

By Steven Bassiri from Oct 20, 2017 @ 13:07 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: MSI

CPU, Memory, and System Benchmarks

CINEBENCH 11.5

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wPrime

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AIDA64 FLOPS and IOPS

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AIDA64 Memory

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ScienceMark

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HandBrake

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3DMark: Fire Strike

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3DMark: Cloud Gate

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ResidentEvil 6

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These tests are done out of the box, so I have decided to include whether or not the vendor has implemented some type of default overclocking, such as multi-core enhancement. Multi-core enhancement is when the motherboard vendor pushes all cores to maximum turbo speeds instead of just one or two. MCE as I will call it, can cause instability if your CPU isn't great, and we would hope vendors would have it off by default, but it does offer a free performance boost out of the box. Some motherboards also might increase the BCLK a bit over stock to score higher, and some might even mess with the turbo boost table.

If we standardize settings, then most motherboards should perform the same, but in this case, we haven't. Overall, the Z370 GODLIKE GAMING does seem to use Intel's specifications for CPU multiplier, but there is also something else going on, as in the power consumption numbers we can see the motherboard consumes as much system power as a motherboard with MCE enabled. While the GODLIKE has more hardware than the other motherboards, it shouldn't pull as much without CPU intervention.

It seems that MSI has increased the BLCK a bit and to compensate they increased CPU voltage a bit as well, and perhaps used a modified turbo table. Either way, the motherboard's performance is solid.

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